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Valtrex

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7.7  Effectiveness
2.7  Side Effects
5.7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Valtrex side effects and 2 Valtrex benefits.

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Effectiveness of Valtrex by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Valtrex, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 13.6% 77.3% 4.5% 4.5%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 4.5% 95.5% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 4.5% 81.8% 9.1% 4.5%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 95.5% 4.5% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 81.8% 13.6% 4.5%
Energy 0% 9.1% 77.3% 9.1% 4.5%
Eyesight 0% 4.5% 95.5% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 4.5% 86.4% 9.1% 0%
Pain 0% 13.6% 68.2% 4.5% 13.6%
Patience 0% 13.6% 77.3% 9.1% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 9.1% 81.8% 4.5% 4.5%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 90.9% 0% 9.1%
Sleep 0% 4.5% 81.8% 9.1% 4.5%
Stress Level 0% 4.5% 81.8% 9.1% 4.5%
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Commonly Reported Valtrex Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Confusion 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Depression 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Diarrhea 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 77.3% 13.6% 4.5% 0% 4.5%
Drowsiness 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 77.3% 13.6% 0% 4.5% 4.5%
Fever 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
Gas 33.3% 0% 66.7% 0% 0%
Headache 59.1% 22.7% 13.6% 0% 4.5%
Insomnia 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Nausea 76.2% 23.8% 0% 0% 0%
Ringing in Ears 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Inflammation 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Valtrex
Since taking Valtrex Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 3.2%
Hallucination 3.2%
Seizure 3.2%
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User Comments about Valtrex
06 Jan 2012 Pills are difficult to swallow and are expensive. Help relieve my cold sores. No side effects were experienced.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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01 Oct 2011 The dosage that was prescribed for me was probably not strong enough, so i liked it when i first started using it, but then my coldsores just got much worse after taking it and my doctor didn't prescribe me enough so i was forced to switch, for money and less pill taking.
   —Posted by PILS
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21 Jun 2011 This drug helped me control my herpes
   —Posted by Anonymous
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24 Mar 2011 When I first started taking Valtrex I noticed a slight bit of fatigue and a little head ache. This went away after continued use and the medication works wonderfully for me. If you do have a breakout, it doesn't get as bad as it could were you not on the medicine and it doesn't last as long.
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22 Feb 2011 After 4 years of taking, Valtrex is starting to lose its effectiveness
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