Review: could Valtrex cause Migraine?
Summary: Migraine is found among people who take Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Pain.
We study 15,398 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 149 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.
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Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. (latest outcomes from 16,447 Valtrex users)
Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 51,717 Migraine patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 15,398 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 150 people (0.97%) have Migraine.
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 ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (42 people, 28.00%)
- Migraine (32 people, 21.33%)
- Depression (25 people, 16.67%)
- Muscle spasms (21 people, 14.00%)
- Intervertebral disc degeneration (20 people, 13.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (38 people, 25.33%)
- Percocet (36 people, 24.00%)
- Miralax (32 people, 21.33%)
- Neurontin (29 people, 19.33%)
- Ibuprofen (27 people, 18.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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