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Review: could Valtrex cause Dry eyes?

Summary: Dry eyes could be caused by Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Acne.

We study 15,361 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 62 have Dry eyes. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eyes and more.

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Valtrex

Valtrex (latest outcomes from 16,408 users) has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes.

Dry eyes

Dry eyes (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 56,148 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 15,272 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 64 people (0.42%) have Dry Eyes. They amount to 0.11% of all the 56,335 people who have Dry Eyes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dry eyes in Valtrex reports

Time on Valtrex when people have Dry eyes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry eyes65.00%0.00%5.00%15.00%0.00%10.00%5.00%

Age of people who have Dry eyes when taking Valtrex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eyes0.00%0.00%29.09%3.64%3.64%43.64%3.64%16.36%

Severity of Dry eyes when taking Valtrex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry eyes20.00%20.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Dry eyes ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry eyes0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (6 people, 9.38%)
  2. Depression (5 people, 7.81%)
  3. Herpes simplex (5 people, 7.81%)
  4. Erectile dysfunction (4 people, 6.25%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 4.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (23 people, 35.94%)
  2. Accutane (18 people, 28.12%)
  3. Aredia (15 people, 23.44%)
  4. Zithromax (15 people, 23.44%)
  5. Zometa (14 people, 21.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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