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Review: could Valtrex cause Diarrhea?





Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 15,391 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 663 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Valtrex

Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 16,438 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Diarrhea 137,983 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 15,391 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 663 people (4.31%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Valtrex reports

Time on Valtrex when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea85.09%7.89%0.88%0.00%5.26%0.88%0.00%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Valtrex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.85%3.55%7.95%7.78%13.37%17.26%49.24%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Valtrex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea20.00%80.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (86 people, 12.97%)
  2. Herpes zoster (75 people, 11.31%)
  3. Hypertension (70 people, 10.56%)
  4. Pain (48 people, 7.24%)
  5. Herpes virus infection (40 people, 6.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (132 people, 19.91%)
  2. Zometa (121 people, 18.25%)
  3. Lasix (112 people, 16.89%)
  4. Ambien (89 people, 13.42%)
  5. Protonix (89 people, 13.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can you get chills with multiple myeloma?
    (Asked by a 61 year old man who has Chills And Multiple Myeloma, and takes Protonix, Acetaminophen, Potassium Chloride 20meq In Dextrose 5% And Sodium Chloride 0.45% In Plastic Container, Lasix, Valtrex, Oxycontin, Percocet, Cytoxan, Velcade)
    Do multiple myeloma patients have the chills without fever? My husband was diagnosed 2 months ago and has had 2 months of chemo 2x weekly for 3 weeks. He has Velacade and a steroid Decadron. He has also had 3 rounds of cytoxan. Why is he getting chills?
  • Can valaciclovir make menstration late?
    (Asked by a 27 year old woman who has Late Menstration, and takes Valacyclovir )
    my period is now 2 weeks, could this tablet be the cause of it?
  • Does marijuana help symptoms of keratitis
    (Asked by a 56 year old woman who has Keratitis Herpetic, and takes Valacyclovir)
    dendritic ulcer herpes simplex 1 keratitis, cold sore virus in the eye
  • Is taking imodium a few days after taking aloe vera gel safe? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 16 year old girl who has Diarrhea, and takes Aloe Vera Gel)
    I have diarrhea from taking aloe Vera gel and I really need to get rid of it, I bought the aloe Vera gel on about Monday of this week. I have been having diarrhea from this aloe Vera gel since a day after I took it. I was wondering if it was safe to take Imodium for my diarrhea four days after i dra ...
  • Can someone on warfarin take imodium?
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Diarrhea, and takes Coumadin)
    I have diarrhea and would like to know if imodium interferes with coumadin which I take every day.? Thank you

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