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Review: could Valtrex cause Eczema?

We study 15,387 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 (latest outcomes from 16,433 users) has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes.


Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters) (latest reports from 51,010 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, crohn's disease, asthma.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 15,381 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 26 people (0.17%) have Eczema.

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

Age of people who have Eczema when taking Valtrex * :


Severity of Eczema when taking Valtrex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Eczema ** :


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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  • vachespagnole on Sep, 9, 2014:

    Male, 44. Cannabis does not need to be smoked in order to be effective in controlling eczema. For several years I have been making a salve out of coconut oil with cannabis as a main ingredient, and people with eczema has reported that it really helps them. don't need to smoke heavily to use cannabis as a medicine: you can take it transdermally, orally, etc... I clicked on this link because the description said something about 'marijuana causing eczema', so I had to put in my two cents against the continuing corporate reefer madness.


    zzzzz on Oct, 10, 2012:

    I smoked on a daily basis for a year, then 3 weeks after quitting I got eczema. I don't know if the two are related. If anyone has any helpful info I'm glad to receive it.


    anonymous on Oct, 23, 2012:

    I am 28 and have smoke marijuana daily since I was 15. I recently had to quit, about 4 months ago. I love weed because it helps me cope with the daily stresses of life, I work 2 jobs and go to school full-time. Within the past month I developed eczema on the insides of my arm and chest. I have never had it before in my life. Even with steroid cream it will not go away and continues to itch. I googled this wondering if it was in my head... I think the marijuana took away the stress that otherwise would have resulted in eczema. Does anyone know any facts on this?


    Dawn on Jan, 15, 2013:

    I just realised that once I actually completely quit my eczema broke out like crazy! I can barely type it hurts so badly. I was a heavy smoker for many years, started cutting down and smoking lighter cigarettes. Started champix to quit and once I stopped the champix and quit, BAM! Eczema from hell! I dont know if it was the champix or the quitting smoking but I have quit on champix before and this didnt happen but I also wasnt on it for as long!


    Hannah on Aug, 27, 2013:

    I am a 25 yr old Female and I have had eczema off and on during my life. I had it when I was younger and then I started smoking marijuana at the age of 11. The eczema went away. Around the age of 21 I only social smoked and it wasnt every day or even every month. From 21-25 I have had chronic wide spread eczema. I have tried EVERYTHING! I started smoking again, copious amounts and my eczema has almost all gone away. My theory is marijuana lowers histamine levels and stress. Stress is defenitly a contributing factor of eczema.


  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Luci on Jul, 22, 2014:

    female, 27

    I just got off of the Nuvaring because of this! I'm so upset and hope it clears up because it is painful and on my face. I use CeraVe as a moisturizer but I will have to use something that will be more helpful to locking the moisture in. I was on Nuvaring for two months and saw the side effects immediately.


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Eczema is also known as: Atopic eczema, Dermatitis - atopic, Infantile eczema.

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