Review: could Valtrex cause Dry eyes?
We study 15,381 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have Dry eyes. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eyes and more.
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Valtrex (latest outcomes from 16,430 users) has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes.
Dry eyes (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 56,588 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.
On Sep, 8, 2014: 15,381 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 64 people (0.42%) have Dry Eyes.
Time on Valtrex when people have Dry eyes * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Dry eyes||65.00%||0.00%||5.00%||15.00%||0.00%||10.00%||5.00% |
Age of people who have Dry eyes when taking Valtrex * :
|Dry eyes||0.00%||0.00%||29.09%||3.64%||3.64%||43.64%||3.64%||16.36% |
Severity of Dry eyes when taking Valtrex ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Dry eyes||20.00%||20.00%||40.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Dry eyes ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Dry eyes||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acne (6 people, 9.38%)
- Depression (5 people, 7.81%)
- Herpes simplex (5 people, 7.81%)
- Erectile dysfunction (4 people, 6.25%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 4.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (23 people, 35.94%)
- Accutane (18 people, 28.12%)
- Zithromax (15 people, 23.44%)
- Aredia (15 people, 23.44%)
- Zometa (14 people, 21.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Dry Eyes is also known as: Dry eye, Eyes - dry, Tearing - decreased.
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