Review: could Valtrex cause Iritis?


Iritis is found among people who take Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Femara, and have Eye disorder . We study 20,860 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have Iritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Iritis and more.

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Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 22,140 users)


Iritis (painful inflammation of the iris of the eye) has been reported by people with ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, uveitis, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration (latest reports from 7,884 Iritis patients).

On Oct, 25, 2016

20,860 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 18 people (0.09%) have Iritis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valtrex cause Iritis?

Gender of people who have Iritis when taking Valtrex *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Iritis when taking Valtrex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 14.29 %
  • 20-29: 7.14 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 35.71 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 35.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (3 people, 16.67%)
  • Eye Disorder (3 people, 16.67%)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (2 people, 11.11%)
  • Herpes Ophthalmic (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (1 person, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (4 people, 22.22%)
  • Percocet (4 people, 22.22%)
  • Metoclopramide (4 people, 22.22%)
  • Femara (4 people, 22.22%)
  • Flonase (3 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (7 people, 38.89%)
  • Fall (7 people, 38.89%)
  • Headache (6 people, 33.33%)
  • Pyrexia (4 people, 22.22%)
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (4 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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