Review: Photosensitivity reaction in Atenolol
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 20, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Photosensitivity reaction by studying 76,958 people who take Atenolol. We analyze: the time on Atenolol when people have Photosensitivity reaction, gender and age of these people, the severity of Photosensitivity reaction, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Atenolol. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Atenolol (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Atenolol include nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, fatigue, dizziness.
Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Nov, 20, 2013: 76,925 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol. Among them, 99 people (0.13%) have Photosensitivity Reaction.
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 (7 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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