Review: could Atenolol cause Photosensitivity reaction?
Summary: Photosensitivity reaction could be caused by Atenolol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.
We study 79,901 people who have side effects while taking Atenolol from FDA and social media. Among them, 99 have Photosensitivity reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction and more.
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Atenolol (latest outcomes from 82,551 users) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure.
Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 27,496 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 79,901 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol. Among them, 99 people (0.12%) have Photosensitivity Reaction. They amount to 0.36% of all the 27,446 people who have Photosensitivity Reaction on eHealthMe.
Time on Atenolol when people have Photosensitivity reaction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Atenolol * :
|Photosensitivity reaction||59.60%||40.40% |
Age of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Atenolol * :
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.44%||14.44%||26.67%||54.44% |
Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Atenolol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (12 people, 12.12%)
- Atrial fibrillation (9 people, 9.09%)
- Seasonal allergy (5 people, 5.05%)
- Insomnia (4 people, 4.04%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (4 people, 4.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (17 people, 17.17%)
- Celebrex (11 people, 11.11%)
- Lisinopril (7 people, 7.07%)
- Lasix (7 people, 7.07%)
- Lipitor (7 people, 7.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Miserable (12 months ago):
I am a 43 yr old woman that has been on atenolol for approx. 20 yrs. I first noticed symptoms to the sun when I was in my early 30's. I did a skin regimen of benzoyl peroxide 16%, Amlactin lotion, and Retinol Microgel for years and it seemed to help. However, I am now experiencing symptoms at my first introduction to sunlight for the summer. It usually wouldn't occur until the middle or end of summer, after my skin had been exposed to it for the season. I cant believe it is so severe. If I am in the sunlight for even 30 minutes, I break out in an itch rash. If I continue to stay in the sun it spreads to my stomach, neck, legs, and arms. I am trying to see if Atenolol has been the possible cause of this the entire time. My dermatologist never even mentioned this as a possibility. Are there alternative medications to take for SVT that do not cause photosensitivity? Please help!! My occupation is outside and I feel I am going to have to find another job soon!!
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