Could Valtrex cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports
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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 20,866 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA. Among them, 947 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.
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Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 22,147 users)
Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,507 Diarrhea patients).
On Nov, 21, 2016
20,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 947 people (4.54%) have Diarrhea
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Valtrex when people have Diarrhea *:
- < 1 month: 81.08 %
- 1 - 6 months: 10.14 %
- 6 - 12 months: 2.03 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 4.73 %
- 5 - 10 years: 2.03 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Valtrex *:
- female: 66 %
- male: 34 %
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Valtrex *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.77 %
- 10-19: 2.94 %
- 20-29: 5.38 %
- 30-39: 9.99 %
- 40-49: 13.57 %
- 50-59: 18.44 %
- 60+: 48.78 %
Severity of Diarrhea **:
- least: 20 %
- moderate: 80 %
- severe: 0.0 %
- most severe: 0.0 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Myeloma (144 people, 15.21%)
- Herpes Zoster (101 people, 10.67%)
- High Blood Pressure (97 people, 10.24%)
- Pain (67 people, 7.07%)
- Preventive Health Care (65 people, 6.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zometa (148 people, 15.63%)
- Lasix (139 people, 14.68%)
- Aspirin (109 people, 11.51%)
- Protonix (105 people, 11.09%)
- Ambien (105 people, 11.09%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (310 people, 32.73%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (254 people, 26.82%)
- Fatigue (233 people, 24.60%)
- Fever (211 people, 22.28%)
- Pain (178 people, 18.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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