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Review: could Atenolol cause Photosensitivity reaction?





Summary: Photosensitivity reaction is found among people who take Atenolol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 80,052 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

Atenolol has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Atenolol 82,721 users)

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Photosensitivity reaction 6,424 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 80,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol. Among them, 99 people (0.12%) have Photosensitivity Reaction.

Trend of Photosensitivity reaction in Atenolol reports

Time on Atenolol when people have Photosensitivity reaction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Atenolol * :

FemaleMale
Photosensitivity reaction59.60%40.40%

Age of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Atenolol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.44%14.44%26.67%54.44%

Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Atenolol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (12 people, 12.12%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (9 people, 9.09%)
  3. Seasonal allergy (5 people, 5.05%)
  4. Rash (4 people, 4.04%)
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia (4 people, 4.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (17 people, 17.17%)
  2. Celebrex (11 people, 11.11%)
  3. Lisinopril (7 people, 7.07%)
  4. Lasix (7 people, 7.07%)
  5. Lipitor (7 people, 7.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Miserable (2 years 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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