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Review: could Valtrex cause Migraine?

Summary: Migraine could be caused by Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Xanax, and have Pain.

We study 15,361 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 145 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine 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.

Migraine

Migraine (headache) (latest reports from 169,919 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 15,272 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 146 people (0.96%) have Migraine. They amount to 0.09% of all the 170,669 people who have Migraine on eHealthMe.

Trend of Migraine in Valtrex reports

Time on Valtrex when people have Migraine * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraine60.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Valtrex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraine0.00%0.00%2.05%23.97%15.07%45.21%8.22%5.48%

Severity of Migraine when taking Valtrex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Migraine0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Migraine ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (42 people, 28.77%)
  2. Migraine (32 people, 21.92%)
  3. Depression (24 people, 16.44%)
  4. Muscle spasms (21 people, 14.38%)
  5. Intervertebral disc degeneration (20 people, 13.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (38 people, 26.03%)
  2. Percocet (36 people, 24.66%)
  3. Miralax (32 people, 21.92%)
  4. Neurontin (29 people, 19.86%)
  5. Ibuprofen (27 people, 18.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • Patient gets a migraine, then appears to be confused, disoriented and thinks they are someone else, doesn't recognize anyone familiar to them; then has a seizure and doesn't remember anything besides the migraine

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  • From this study (5 days 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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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have stopped using this drug as it has cause me a lot of problems as stated above and the Pharmaceutical drug company knew about my effects they just don't care or they would make better drugs with less side effects idiot scientist.

    Reply

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