Could Valtrex cause Migraine - from FDA reports


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 20,866 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA. Among them, 200 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.

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Valtrex

Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 22,147 users)

Migraine

Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, migraine, birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 78,151 Migraine patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

20,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 200 people (0.96%) have Migraine


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valtrex cause Migraine?

Time on Valtrex when people have Migraine *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 8.33 %

Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Valtrex *:

  • female: 92.93 %
  • male: 7.07 %

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Valtrex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.55 %
  • 20-29: 14.79 %
  • 30-39: 14.2 %
  • 40-49: 43.2 %
  • 50-59: 13.61 %
  • 60+: 10.65 %

Severity of Migraine **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 80 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (46 people, 23.00%)
  • Percocet (42 people, 21.00%)
  • Neurontin (34 people, 17.00%)
  • Miralax (33 people, 16.50%)
  • Ibuprofen (32 people, 16.00%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (49 people, 24.50%)
  • Depression (31 people, 15.50%)
  • Muscle Spasms (22 people, 11.00%)
  • Constipation (22 people, 11.00%)
  • Birth Control (21 people, 10.50%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (74 people, 37.00%)
  • Nausea (71 people, 35.50%)
  • Pain (69 people, 34.50%)
  • Headache (57 people, 28.50%)
  • Fatigue (56 people, 28.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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