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Review: could Valtrex cause Eczema?

We study 15,377 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Eczema. Find out below who they are, when they have Eczema and more.

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Valtrex

Valtrex (latest outcomes from 16,425 users) has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes.

Eczema

Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters) (latest reports from 50,871 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, crohn's disease, depression.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 15,375 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 26 people (0.17%) have Eczema. They amount to 0.05% of all the 50,729 people who have Eczema on eHealthMe.

Trend of Eczema in Valtrex reports

Time on Valtrex when people have Eczema * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Eczema90.91%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%9.09%

Age of people who have Eczema when taking Valtrex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Eczema0.00%0.00%0.00%23.53%5.88%5.88%29.41%35.29%

Severity of Eczema when taking Valtrex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Eczema0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Eczema ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Herpes zoster (6 people, 23.08%)
  2. Genital herpes (6 people, 23.08%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 11.54%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (3 people, 11.54%)
  5. Hypertension (3 people, 11.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cyanocobalamin (4 people, 15.38%)
  2. Zometa (3 people, 11.54%)
  3. Omeprazole (3 people, 11.54%)
  4. Norvasc (3 people, 11.54%)
  5. Bezatol sr (3 people, 11.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Kay on Jun, 25, 2014:

    After you got off Mirena did your eczema go away? Thanks. I got mirena a year ago, and have had the eczema for a year now too.

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    TRIPPY on Aug, 19, 2011:

    I have had Mirena for 3 1/2 years and I started getting eczema patches all over my hands. It has driven me crazy for years, so yesterday I finally decided to have it removed. I am praying that this clears up with time and stays away, it has been so painful. The palms of my hands are severly soar all the time and itch like crazy. I have talked to many doctors about this, which completley acted as if this could not be caused by the Mirena. Doctors implanting this in their patients need to do a little more studying on what they are giving women for birth control.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • A few years ago I started having very itchy leg spots possibly coincidental with starting Gemfibrozil or Lopid. My original doctor had me discontinue Gemfibrozil with months and the rash decreased. My new doctor put me back on Gemfibrozil twice a day at 600 mg dose. My red itchy legs condition returned and got worse, diagnosed by dermatologist as Eczema. It is spread to front and back of lower legs in a solid patch of dry, rough, flaky skin. Currently I am applying Fluocinonide cream to reduce itching but decided to stop taking Gemfibrozil to see if this eliminates or reduces the eczema rash. It is the only correlation I can guess at this time. I am stopping Gemfibrozil as of today June 16, 2014 and will report back the results.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • My husband has been out of town working for 2 months until 2 weeks ago. We had sex on the 28th when he got home & just about everyday thereafter until now. I miscarried a few months ago & my cycles changed obviously but keeping with the dates they have turned into I should have,worse case scenario of 31 day cycle instead of 28, started on the 4th. I am having cramps here & there, just still no period. Now, how this is relevant to Valtrex: I broke out w a cold sore & dr gave me valtrex on June 4th (my expected 31 day cycle start date). I took 2 that day, 3 on the following 2 days, they didnt seem to be helping to make cold sores go away so I stopped taking them. That is 4 days without any valtrex so is it possible I have fallen pregnant again with wacky ovulating/ period schedule or could this all be due to valtrex? If pregnancy is an option (i know is always an option when not using protection) how much longer should I wait to test since the first time we had sex was the 28th, only 2 weeks ago tomorrow? Thanks

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