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Valacyclovir Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Valtrex, Valacyclovir, Valaciclovir, Valacyclovir Hydrochloride, Valaciclovir Hydrochloride
Official FDA Reports85,238
Social Media Events2,427
Total Posts2,116
Avg. Review Score3.84/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Valacyclovir Hydrochloride
Manufacturers
  • Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, Llc
  • Glaxosmithkline
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Valacyclovir Hydrochloride Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Valacyclovir Hydrochloride

Somnolence

Clears everything up in just a couple days but knocks me out for hours.


Source: Valtrex

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Did the author experience somnolence while taking valtrex?

What is this?

Depression

... which I have to take many times a day. :( It used to work perfectly, but since my health has gone down hill lately it seems to have no effect and my breakouts last a month. I am very sad about this....


Source: Valtrex

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What is this?

Acne

... So now I am on acyclovir which I have to take many times a day. :( It used to work perfectly, but since my health has gone down hill lately it seems to have no effect and my breakouts last a month. ...


Source: Valtrex

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nightmare, Restless legs syndrome, Dyspnoea, Mood altered, Restlessness, Tenderness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... Difficulty breathing, I felt like I had to keep moving to breath right. I sat in my bed and rocked for a long time just to breath. It was horrible. I was very moody. Had nightmares and in the mor...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Apathy, Headache, Feeling jittery, Cardiac flutter

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe headache, heart racing, jittery, yet lifeless, no-good feeling all over! Not 4 me

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tremor, Dizziness, Nausea, Pain

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I started taking Valtrex and then started feeling better in vagina but I don't feel good shaky and dizzy and nausea pain shooting in my left leg like nothing I ever experienced.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Hepatitis

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... post on 12/30/13. All of my many symptoms resolved within approximately 1 month of discontinuing; however, I have permanent joint damage in my right foot, which still causes pain. About a year ago, I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Lethargy, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

First time: anorexia, lethargic, felt like crap (but might have been symptoms of a bad outbreak) Second time: so far no side effects I don't want to jinx myself but I too...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flatulence, Constipation, Nausea, Abdominal pain upper, Diarrhoea, Muscle twitching, Somnolence, Swelling

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I experienced swelling of my stomach after the 3rd pill on the first day. Awful stomach ache and terrible gas pains that were stuck in my stomach continued to get worse. Mild Nausea, ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I was very very sleepy. I slept for hours at a time I took the dosage twice since I still had some small postules the morning of day 2. 6 hours after my second course and the ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Pain, Nightmare, Hepatitis, Abnormal dreams, Pain in extremity, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Joint pain in fingers and lower back. HORRIBLE NIGHTMARES. Dreamed wife was a zombie and attacking me. Kicked her in my sleep so hard i hurt my foot defending myself from her. Nightmare...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Very mild stomach discomfort for about an hour after taking each pill. Small shingles outbreak on my back (first for me) was almost gone after the first day on the drug, altho...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Adverse event, Rash, Skin hyperpigmentation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Never had side effects before. Always take one pill when I first start to feel funny like an OB coming on. Then another about 8 hours later then another 8 hours later. Those 3 usually n...


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