Review: could Valtrex cause Iritis?
We study 15,377 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 16,425 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 18,325 patients) has been reported by people with ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, uveitis.
On Jul, 23, 2014: 15,377 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 18,483 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 * :
- Taxotere (2 people, 20.00%)
- Activase (2 people, 20.00%)
- Coumadin (2 people, 20.00%)
- Megace (2 people, 20.00%)
- Celebrex (2 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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The tremors/shakiness are intermittent. It is possible I could have had a constant shingles outbreak for over 7 yrs now due to my severely suppressed immune system. It takes me several weeks to be able to recover from these symptoms once treatment is stopped. However, I'm not sure if there will be irreparable damage to my kidneys at this point.
From this study (4 weeks 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
From this study (2 months ago):
Recurrent shingles for last 1-2 years with them now coming almost as soon as I am off the 7 days 3000 gram course. Two weeks ago during the 5th day of the 3000 per day, I awoke and the muscles of my lower extremities were so tight and rigid I could hardly bend to move. Painful to get around, could bend. Joints stiff, but it the muscles, WOWEE.. took 5 days to gradually go away. During this, I had gone to 500 2x a day of Valtrex and the shingles were back in 3 days. Nose gets stuffy, extreme itch that 3 benadryl can't touch, and of course tingle and burn. Always in my hair, forehead and sometimes on bridge of nose. I had to start another round of 3000 gram/day. Today is my last day of one week of 500 2x day, and will go to 500 1x day. I itch, tingle, sore, ache and have a few bumps but nothing that has actually popped out YET. This weekend we will see. I have been doing this since 2013.
They started out every couple months, now perpetual.
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