Valtrex and Eczema - from FDA reports


Summary

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 Zometa, and have Herpes zoster . We study 20,581 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA. Among them, 35 have Eczema. Find out below who they are, when they have Eczema and more.

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Valtrex

Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 22,176 users)

Eczema

Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, crohn's disease, eczema (latest reports from 13,392 Eczema patients).

On Feb, 14, 2017

20,581 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 35 people (0.17%) 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: 85.71 %
  • male: 14.29 %

Age of people who have Eczema when taking Valtrex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 20.83 %
  • 30-39: 8.33 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 37.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Herpes Zoster (8 people, 22.86%)
  • Genital Herpes (6 people, 17.14%)
  • High Blood Pressure (5 people, 14.29%)
  • Preventive Health Care (4 people, 11.43%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (4 people, 11.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (5 people, 14.29%)
  • Revlimid (4 people, 11.43%)
  • Norvasc (4 people, 11.43%)
  • Cyanocobalamin (4 people, 11.43%)
  • Amaryl (4 people, 11.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (8 people, 22.86%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (6 people, 17.14%)
  • Malaise (6 people, 17.14%)
  • Diarrhea (6 people, 17.14%)
  • Lip Swelling (5 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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