Valtrex and Diarrhea - from FDA reports


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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Diarrhea with Valtrex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 21,810 people who have side effects when taking Valtrex from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 29, 2017

21,810 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 1,035 people (4.75%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valtrex cause Diarrhea?

Time on Valtrex when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 81.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.6 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.65 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.31 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.99 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Valtrex *:

  • female: 65.62 %
  • male: 34.38 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Valtrex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.7 %
  • 10-19: 2.7 %
  • 20-29: 5.04 %
  • 30-39: 9.26 %
  • 40-49: 12.9 %
  • 50-59: 18.76 %
  • 60+: 50.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (176 people, 17.00%)
  • High Blood Pressure (102 people, 9.86%)
  • Herpes Zoster (101 people, 9.76%)
  • Preventive Health Care (78 people, 7.54%)
  • Pain (68 people, 6.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (153 people, 14.78%)
  • Lasix (142 people, 13.72%)
  • Revlimid (114 people, 11.01%)
  • Aspirin (110 people, 10.63%)
  • Protonix (108 people, 10.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (338 people, 32.66%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (273 people, 26.38%)
  • Fatigue (263 people, 25.41%)
  • Fever (216 people, 20.87%)
  • Weakness (180 people, 17.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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