Review: could Valtrex cause Iritis?


Summary

Iritis is found among people who take Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old also take medication Activase, and have Bone marrow transplant . We study 15,315 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 has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in herpes zoster. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 16,244 users)

Iritis

Iritis (painful inflammation of the iris of the eye) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, glaucoma, visual acuity reduced, eye inflammation, high blood pressure (latest reports from 4,453 Iritis patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

15,315 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 10 people (0.07%) have Iritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valtrex cause Iritis?

Gender of people who have Iritis when taking Valtrex *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Iritis when taking Valtrex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 25.0 %
  • 20-29: 12.5 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 62.5 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (2 people)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (2 people)
  • Pyoderma (1 person)
  • Neuropathy (1 person)
  • Lipids Increased (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zofran (2 people)
  • Taxotere (2 people)
  • Prograf (2 people)
  • Metoclopramide (2 people)
  • Activase (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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