Valtrex and Fioricet drug interactions - from FDA reports

Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Valtrex and Fioricet together. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 162 people who take Valtrex and Fioricet from FDA, and is updated regularly.



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  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on valacyclovir hydrochloride and acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine (the active ingredients of Valtrex and Fioricet, respectively), and Valtrex and Fioricet (the brand names). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered.

What is Valtrex?

Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 26,918 users)

What is Fioricet?

Fioricet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Fioricet 8,369 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 20, 2019

162 people who take Valtrex, Fioricet are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Valtrex and Fioricet drug interactions.

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  1. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  2. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  3. Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
  4. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  5. Premature delivery
  6. Surgery
1 - 6 months:
  1. Premature delivery
6 - 12 months:

n/a

1 - 2 years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Arteriovenous malformation
  3. Cardiomyopathy (weakening of the heart muscle)
  4. Choking (mechanical obstruction of the flow of air from the environment into the lungs)
  5. Cough
  6. Dental caries
  7. Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
  8. Intervertebral disc protrusion (spinal disc protrusion)
  9. Microcytic anaemia (a generic term for any type of anaemia characterized by small red blood cells)
  10. Muscular weakness (muscle weakness)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Adrenal insufficiency (condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroids)
  2. Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)
  3. Pre-existing condition improved
  4. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  5. Anxiety
  6. Connective tissue disorder (any disease that has the connective tissues of the body)
  7. Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  8. Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  9. Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
  10. Injury
5 - 10 years:

n/a

10+ years:

n/a

not specified:
  1. Injury
  2. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  3. Back pain
  4. Emotional distress
  5. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  6. Gait disturbance
  7. Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
  8. Protein c decreased
  9. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  10. White blood cell count decreased

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  1. Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
  2. Visual acuity reduced (reduced clearness of vision)
  3. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  4. Weight decreased
  5. Aggression
  6. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  7. Antithrombin iii decreased
  8. Asthenia (weakness)
  9. Balance disorder
  10. Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
male:
  1. Pneumonia
  2. Depression
  3. Muscular weakness (muscle weakness)
  4. Back pain
  5. Blood pressure increased
  6. Cardiomyopathy (weakening of the heart muscle)
  7. Choking (mechanical obstruction of the flow of air from the environment into the lungs)
  8. Cough
  9. Dental caries
  10. Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:

n/a

2-9:

n/a

10-19:

n/a

20-29:
  1. Asthma
  2. Cerebral infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)
  3. Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  4. Aphasia (damage to the parts of the brain that control language)
  5. Panic attack
  6. Pneumonia aspiration (bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign materials into the bronchial tree)
  7. Transverse sinus thrombosis (a blood clot in transverse sinus)
  8. Vocal cord paralysis
  9. Anxiety
  10. Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
30-39:
  1. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  2. Pain
  3. Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  4. Injury
  5. Abdominal discomfort
  6. Abdominal pain upper
  7. Biliary dyskinesia (motility disorder that affects the gallbladder and sphincter of oddi)
  8. Breast discomfort
  9. Bronchial hyperreactivity
  10. Cholecystitis chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
40-49:
  1. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  2. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  3. Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
  4. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  5. Pain
  6. Drug dependence
  7. Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
  8. Confusional state
  9. Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)
  10. Drug administration error
50-59:
  1. Oropharyngeal pain
  2. Pathological fracture (broken bone caused by disease)
  3. Pharyngeal oedema (abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities and intercellular spaces of the pharyngeal)
  4. Pharyngitis streptococcal (inflammation of the pharynx caused by infection from. streptococcus)
  5. Pneumonia
  6. Stress fracture (fracture of a bone caused by repeated (rather than sudden) mechanical stress)
  7. Vision blurred
  8. Vomiting
  9. Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
  10. Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)
60+:
  1. Diarrhoea
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Infection
  5. Pneumonia
  6. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  7. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  8. Vomiting
  9. Blood phosphorus decreased
  10. Chest pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.


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Results from eHealthMe (non-FDA) reports of taking Valtrex and Fioricet together

Drug effectiveness (drug is found to be effective) over time *:
Valtrex:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100% (1 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
Fioricet:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
Drug effectiveness (drug is found to be effective) by gender *:
Valtrex:
  • female: 100% (1 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
Fioricet:
  • female: 0.0% (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
Drug effectiveness (drug is found to be effective) by age *:
Valtrex:
  • 0-1: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% (1 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
Fioricet:
  • 0-1: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% (0 of 0 people)

* Approximation only.


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