Related topic: Valtrex, Migraine
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 (latest outcomes from 16,408 users) has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes.
Migraine (headache) (latest reports from 169,956 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.
Time on Valtrex when people have Migraine * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Migraine when taking Valtrex * :
Severity of Migraine when taking Valtrex ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Migraine ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (42 people, 28.77%)
- Migraine (32 people, 21.92%)
- Depression (24 people, 16.44%)
- Muscle spasms (21 people, 14.38%)
- Intervertebral disc degeneration (20 people, 13.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (38 people, 26.03%)
- Percocet (36 people, 24.66%)
- Miralax (32 people, 21.92%)
- Neurontin (29 people, 19.86%)
- Ibuprofen (27 people, 18.49%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Valtrex (valacyclovir hydrochloride) is often used for genital herpes. Find out below the conditions Valtrex is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (2 days ago):
This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.
Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:
Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27
From this study (5 days 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
From this study (1 week 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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