Review: could Valtrex cause Dry eyes?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
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, 62 have Dry eyes. See who they are, when they have Dry eyes 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.
Dry eyes (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 54,318 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.
On Feb, 13, 2014: 14,796 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 61 people (0.41%) 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%||30.77%||3.85%||3.85%||40.38%||3.85%||17.31% |
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, 9.84%)
- Depression (5 people, 8.20%)
- Herpes simplex (5 people, 8.20%)
- Erectile dysfunction (4 people, 6.56%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 4.92%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (21 people, 34.43%)
- Accutane (18 people, 29.51%)
- Prednisone (13 people, 21.31%)
- Aredia (13 people, 21.31%)
- Zithromax (13 people, 21.31%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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The cough is constant all day and no otc remedies nor Rx have helped.
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