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Review: could Valtrex cause Iritis?

We study 15,381 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Iritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Iritis and more.

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Valtrex

Valtrex (latest outcomes from 16,428 users) has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes.

Iritis

Iritis (painful inflammation of the iris of the eye) (latest reports from 18,606 patients) has been reported by people with ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 23, 2014: 15,380 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 10 people (0.07%) have Iritis. They amount to 0.05% of all the 18,666 people who have Iritis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Iritis in Valtrex reports

Time on Valtrex when people have Iritis * :

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Age of people who have Iritis when taking Valtrex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Iritis0.00%0.00%25.00%12.50%0.00%62.50%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Iritis when taking Valtrex ** :

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How people recovered from Iritis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bone marrow transplant (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Metastases to bone (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Lipids increased (1 people, 10.00%)
  4. Herpes ophthalmic (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Neuropathy (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Taxotere (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Activase (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Coumadin (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Megace (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Celebrex (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months 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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