Review: could Valtrex cause Diarrhea?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 15,265 people who take Valtrex. Among them, 627 have Diarrhea. See who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Valtrex (latest outcomes from 16,400 users) has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes, herpes simplex. Commonly reported side effects of Valtrex include nausea aggravated, nausea, dizziness, pain, dizziness aggravated.
Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,078,133 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture and pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 14,796 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 626 people (4.23%) have Diarrhea.
Time on Valtrex when people have Diarrhea * :
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Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Valtrex * :
Severity of Diarrhea when taking Valtrex ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (84 people, 13.42%)
- Herpes zoster (71 people, 11.34%)
- Hypertension (68 people, 10.86%)
- Pain (47 people, 7.51%)
- Herpes virus infection (40 people, 6.39%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (128 people, 20.45%)
- Zometa (111 people, 17.73%)
- Lasix (107 people, 17.09%)
- Protonix (85 people, 13.58%)
- Ambien (85 people, 13.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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