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Can cozaar (losartan) cause skin sensitivity, burning pain, and weak and soar muscles? Thank you

Can cozaar (losartan) cause skin sensitivity, burning pain, and weak and soar muscles? Thank you

Yes for muscle: Muscle cramps, leg and back pain may be experienced with cozaar (losartan). Dizziness, congestion and respiratory problems like sinusitis may further be experienced. Skin sensitivity is rare as is "burning pain".

Losartan (Definition)

A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more


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Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

Not directly, but...: People who manage their diet to avoid gluten may risk becoming deficient in a variety of necessary nutrients. It's possible to learn how to have a varied, full range of foods, but it takes time and interest. Sun-sensitivity is a symptom of pellagra (a Niacin (vitamin b3) deficiency). It can be quite serious so eat tuna, salmon, or ground beef if you can, or snack on peanuts daily.

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Can escitalopram cause sun sensitivity as a side effect?

Can escitalopram cause sun sensitivity as a side effect?

It is not listed as: A side effect in several different medication websites.

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Correlation between lymecycline and sun sensitivity?

Absolutely: This entire class of antibiotics often makes people sensitive to te sun.

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I am on tindiazole and I have recently developed extremely sun sensitivity and a rash. Is this a common side affect and should I be worried?

I am on tindiazole and I have recently developed extremely sun sensitivity and a rash. Is this a common side affect and should I be worried?

Tindiazole: The drug is not known to be sun sensitive but one can develop rashes that appear similar to sun sensitivity such as steven johnson syndrome.

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Do antipsychotics or ssris cause sun sensitivity, like increased likelihood of getting black spots. Does sensitivity levelonce medications are out body?

Do antipsychotics or ssris cause sun sensitivity, like increased likelihood of getting black spots. Does sensitivity levelonce medications are out body?

Some do: Many medications, including some of the ones in the classes you ask about, do indeed cause sun sensitivities, which can result in a variety of different rashes. Make sure you use sunscreen, and try to avoid direct sunlight. If it continues to be a problem, talk to doc about possible change of medication.

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How long for sun sensitivity to go away after stopping doxycycline?

How long for sun sensitivity to go away after stopping doxycycline?

About a week: Probably the effect wears off in about a week, but you should always be wearing an spf of at least 36-50 anyway!

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I'm on doxycycline and going on vacation. What should I do about the sun sensitivity. Should I as for a new rx or is sunscreen enough protection?

I'm on doxycycline and going on vacation. What should I do about the sun sensitivity. Should I as for a new rx or is sunscreen enough protection?

Individual: If the doxycycline hasn't sensitized your skin from general use, then careful and persistent use of sunscreen should work just fine. If concerned check with your about another med fpr your condition

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I have birth control induced sun sensitivity/allergy...What can I do to prevent a breakout short of stopping the pill?

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I have birth control induced sun sensitivity/allergy...What can I do to prevent a breakout short of stopping the pill?

Stop the pill: You can see about using a pill with a different formulation vs. Using something that doesn't have systemic effects, such as an iud.

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I have a 1.80 speckled ANA test. After 15+ years of extreme fatigue, sun sensitivity w/ rash, stiffness, joint pain, arthritis, insomnia and GFR 60.?

I have a 1.80 speckled ANA test. After 15+ years of extreme fatigue, sun sensitivity w/ rash, stiffness, joint pain, arthritis, insomnia and GFR 60.?

See Rheumatology: The positive ANA is only one test. You need to see a rheumatologist and get other testing to clarify why you have the positive ANA. Things like lupus can occur but there can be other reasons. Some Porten that you get this evaluated, and see exactly what the laboratory studies show.

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For 3 years, I've had a very high +ana (all other negative labs) along with eb and flow episodes of mental and physical fatigue, 3 months of sharp chest pain (now resolved) dizziness, sun-induced rashes, sun sensitivity, joint and muscle pain, nausea,

For 3 years, I've had a very high +ana (all other negative labs) along with eb and flow episodes of mental and physical fatigue, 3 months of sharp chest pain (now resolved) dizziness, sun-induced rashes, sun sensitivity, joint and muscle pain, nausea,

Several options.: I would repeat a reflex ANA to see if you have sjogren's antibodies (ss-a, ss-b). If you have a low white count, elevated immunoglobins, I would err on the side of placing you on hydroxycholoquine. Provigil or nuvigal can help cognitive dysfunction. Use sunscreen for sun-related rashes. Used nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) for your pains.

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Please describe the medication: cozaar (losartan)?

Please describe the medication: cozaar (losartan)?

Cozaar (losartan): Losartan is the generic name for this angiotensin receptor blocker that is used to treat hypertension.

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