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Review: could Valtrex cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 15,361 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 710 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Valtrex

Valtrex (latest outcomes from 16,408 users) has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,089,014 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 15,272 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 663 people (4.34%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.06% of all the 1,092,973 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

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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