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Old 05-25-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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Question Atenolol Question

Has anyone on Atnolol had a reaction in the sun on this medication. I went to the pool on Sunday for a couple of hours with sunblock on and by that eveing I was itching at my ankles and wrists. I love the pool is this something I am going to always have till I am off this awful drug?

 
Old 05-25-2005, 07:50 PM   #2
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Re: Atenolol Question

Since i have been on Atenolol my usually very mild allergies have become pretty bad and constant.

It seems I am allergic to everything lately. I truly believe its the atenolol, for me...

I saw an immunologist who told me I couldn't have a skin test as i could have a severe reaction due to the beta blocker I am on.....

 
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Old 05-26-2005, 08:59 AM   #3
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Re: Atenolol Question

Lots of meds can give you reactions to the sun. I am taking a calcium channel blocker and clonidine and claritin for allergies. I went out in the sun a few weeks ago and was out longer than I intended with no sunblock. Later that evening my legs turned bright red, not with an over all sunburn, but it looked like tiny red pin*****s densely covering my legs.

 
Old 05-27-2005, 06:37 AM   #4
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Re: Atenolol Question

I had that on triamaterene with hctz and atenolol but it was no where near as bad as the one with lisinopril.

It was basically a 1-2-3 knock down, ended up with rashes all over my body, lost most of my hair and had such swelling in the legs the dr. sent me for a DVT test.

 
Old 05-27-2005, 01:09 PM   #5
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Re: Atenolol Question

Thanks for the replies, I to have alergies and couldnt do the skin test because of the atenolol. I am going to try the sun again with more sunblock and hopefully once i get a base tan I will be fine. I dont want to change my everyday activities for this darn drug. Wish me luck.

 
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