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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 15,398 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 16,447 Valtrex users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,328 Diarrhea patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 15,398 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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    I developed tingling and numbness in my feet (and soreness)over the past 2 years. I've had various tests: back mri, b-12, uric acid, ultrasound for pad,etc. Haven't been diagnosed yet. I thought it could result from the herpes simplex 1 flare-ups (3 or 4 per year) and that in turn could have vasculitis of the small vessels. What do you think?
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    Imodium no longer has much affect on my diarrhea. Looking for something more.
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