Cellulitis Rash Related to Amlodine 5mg

Posted , 2 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

I am beginning to wonder if the growing rash on my lower leg is a Cellulitis Rash.

As I have posted on this forum before I was taking Amlodine 5mg and my ankles began to swell and a very itchy red rash began to appear.

I was put on different medication but the rash it never went away and is covering the area from my ankle to my knee, it's very red sore and itchy and looks quiet angry.

My GP prescribed antibiotics but they didn’t clear the rash, I have just been prescribed  an ointment (Clobetasone Butyrate 0.5% ) to try and clear the rash up.

I am not sure my GP knows exactly what type of rash I have, but I have carried out a bit of research and it looks as though it may Cellulitis.

I know that lots of posters have mentioned rashes I just wonder how the got rid of it or still dealing with it ,and what medication was prescribed for them

 

0 likes, 10 replies

Report

10 Replies

  • Posted

    Paul, the rash that I developed within a short time of starting Amlodipine was diagnosed as varicose eczema by a GP,  It was very inflamed and spotty from just above my ankles up to my calfs.  At the time, no medication was prescribed but the GP said that if her diagnosis was correct, once I stopped the Amlodipine it would eventually darken and take on a tanned appearance.  That is exactly what has happened and although still there it is not very noticeable now. 

    As only one of your legs is affected, then perhaps in your case it is cellulitis.  Perhaps you should try and get a second opinion from another GP in your practice.  Also, perhaps the different medication to which you refer is also aggravating the original rash.  I was given a different medication (Diltiazem) and it still caused swollen and inflamed ankles and feet.  Now on Losartan and about to start a diuretic alongside......when I feel brave enough to take the plunge!

    Report
    • Posted

      Thank you for answering the post I haven’t taken Amlodine for a good 6 weeks the rash is slowly getting worse.

      I have been put on Losartan and a diuretic plus a stain, the diuretic has just been lowered as my blood pressure went to low

      Report
    • Posted

      Paul, I would have thought if the Amlodipine was to blame for the rash, after being off it for 6 weeks you would have seen some improvement by now.  Best to get it investigated.

      As I'm about to start a diuretic, I would be interested to know which one you are taking as it seems to have had a good effect on your BP, and whether it made you run to the loo too often?

      Report
    • Posted

      Hi Mrs O

      I had an unexpected visit to my local A&E this evening and while I was there my wife suggested that I visit the walk-in clinic to check my leg out as I wasn’t very happy with it.

      The doctor I saw said the rash was defiantly a Cellulitis Rash and my leg was badly infected and I needed antibiotics to help clear it up.

      It was also mention that the infection was probably the reason my left leg wasn’t going down to it's normal size, so it was worth getting a second opinion.

      The diuretic I was prescribed was Furosemide 40mg

      You have to have a sense of humor while taking a diuretic, until I got use to them I found out the lack of public wc's in my part of the world is a disgrace, so I had to work out where other wc's that the public can use, I'm getting quite good at it now.

      I digress. When you first take them (recommended early morning) I visited the little room about every 90 minuets up to about 1pm. With me, now I am used to them it's about every 2 hours up to early afternoon, bur now I have sussed out where the wc's are it's isn’t a problem.

      I said you would have to have a sense of humor, you will find when requesting if you can use someone facility as you are taking water tablets , the answer I've had back a few times is “I know what you mean mate I've been on them myself” so there’s lot of us in the same boat biggrin

       

      Report
    • Posted

      Paul, what a wise wife suggesting you get your leg checked out whilst at A&E.  I do hope the antibiotics prescribed this time work and your leg quickly returns to normal.

      The diuretic I've been prescribed is Indapamide so different to your's but I guess they all work in much the same way.  I'm just really concerned that the diuretic doesn't further aggravate my reduced kidney function especially as I've only got one!  Guess I just have to trust the consultant on this, but I'm still trying to pluck up the courage to take it - me and pills just don't sit happily!

      Anyway, many thanks for the helpful information (and the smiley face!), and the advice about sussing out the wc's!rolleyes

       

      Report
    • Posted

      Hi MrsO

      Just an update, after the course  of antibiotics the Cellulitis hasn't completely gone, but it's a good 85% better

      Report
    • Posted

      Paul, that's great news - I'm sure the antibiotics can carry on working in your system for a while after finishing the course, so hopefully you will ultimately have even better resu

      By the way, it's day 4 of the Indapamide (diuretic) and I haven't had to search the local loos out yet? Is it too early days, am I just being lucky or do I not have any fluid to shift?!!! 

      Report
  • Posted

    I consider that my wife was slowly becoming a very ill invalid after about two years she decided to give up this drug. Her joints were swollen and painful, rashes on her legs which itched. She could do little more than do a little housework and then sit in the chair for the rest of the day.  She was so weak that she could not manage to carry a small amount of clothes up the stairs. She has been free of this medication for three weeks and is her old self again. BP this morning was 83 over 138. She has lost half a stone of the two stones she gained whilst taking it.

      

    Report
  • Posted

    That was 138 over 83.
    Report
    • Posted

      Hello Charlie

      I am glad you wife sussed out it was her medication that was making feel so bad, I only took Amlodipine fo 8 weeks so I came straight off them, but I have heard of some pepole having to come off them sowly so as to aviod a rebound effect of your blood pressure going realy high again. Has your wife been given other BP meds to replace the Amplodipine?

      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up