Related topic: Valtrex, Iritis
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 (latest outcomes from 16,408 users) has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes.
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.
Time on Valtrex when people have Iritis * :
Age of people who have Iritis when taking Valtrex * :
Severity of Iritis when taking Valtrex ** :
How people recovered from Iritis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bone marrow transplant (2 people, 20.00%)
- Metastases to bone (2 people, 20.00%)
- Lipids increased (1 people, 10.00%)
- Herpes ophthalmic (1 people, 10.00%)
- Neuropathy (1 people, 10.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Decadron (2 people, 20.00%)
- Nexium (2 people, 20.00%)
- Prograf (2 people, 20.00%)
- Effexor (2 people, 20.00%)
- Fluconazole (2 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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