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Review: could Valtrex cause Iritis?

Summary: Iritis could be caused by Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Decadron, and have Bone marrow transplant.

We study 15,361 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 16,408 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 18,625 patients) has been reported by people with ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 15,272 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 18,436 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 ** :

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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. Decadron (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Nexium (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Prograf (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Effexor (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Fluconazole (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Sarcoidosis also in lungs and eyes. Extended use of Pred Forte caused development of cataracts, one of which has been removed and I am awaiting the second operation.

    Breathlessness is caused by lack of oxygen entering the bloodstream and my ongoing heart problems

    Rarely able to sleep properly due to pain, sleeping for about 20 minutes at a time when I become so exhausted that the pain can't keep me awake

    Muscle and joint pain have made me weak and clumsy.Pain is felt all over, from head to toes along with muscle cramps and intense burning sensation to skin on lower legs.

    ACE levels fluctuate but average 110 - 150.

    Blood pressure on average is 150 / 78 - no treatment given

    I also take Nefopam Hydrochloride (Acupan) for pain but this drug is not on the list.

    Immobility, fatigue and constant pain have left me very depressed ad harbouring thoughts of suicide. My 15 year old granddaughter has lived with me since the death of my daughter 11 years ago and it is my hope that I will live long enough to see her settled in college and independent after which the only thing I have to look forward to is to end my own suffering.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • My WBC count was 15.6 last week before taking Valtrex, now after finding many cherry angiomas since starting the Valtrex I was taken off the medicine and had more blood tests run. Now my WBC count is 16.1 after being on the medicine for almost a week.

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  • Strange flashing in left upper quadrant of my visual field and it's hard to read

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