Review: could Valtrex cause Eczema?


Eczema is found among people who take Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Amaryl, and have Genital herpes . We study 17,133 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 30 have Eczema. Find out below who they are, when they have Eczema and more.

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Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in herpes zoster. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 17,845 users)


Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, itching, joint pain, lymph follicular hypertrophy (latest reports from 9,517 Eczema patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

17,133 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 30 people (0.18%) have Eczema

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valtrex cause Eczema?

Time on Valtrex when people have Eczema *:

  • < 1 month: 91.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Eczema when taking Valtrex *:

  • female: 90 %
  • male: 10 %

Age of people who have Eczema when taking Valtrex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 25 %
  • 30-39: 10 %
  • 40-49: 5 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 35 %

Severity if Eczema when taking Valtrex **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Eczema **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Herpes Zoster (6 people)
  • Genital Herpes (6 people)
  • Prophylaxis (4 people)
  • Hypertension (4 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (4 people)
  • Revlimid (4 people)
  • Norvasc (4 people)
  • Cyanocobalamin (4 people)
  • Amaryl (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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