Losartan and photosensitivity

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This will be my first summer on 50mg. Losartan and I have heard it can cause photosensitivity. I live at the beach in the summer and am very worried. Anyone on this med and enjoy the sun?

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    I take the same med and dosage and have done for 5 years. I might not live by the sea but I do live in the country and spend much of my time gardening  and walking the dog and have  never had any problems with photosensitivity.
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    Thanks for the quick replies. I was quite worried about an upcoming trip to the Caribbean and the summer. 
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    so would I Barbara but in my experience GPs are reluctant to lower a dose but don't seem too bothered about raising it. neutral

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     A friend of mine developed type 2 diabetes after taking prednisolone for fibromyalgia then went on to fall off a cliff with a variety of ailments and medications for the lot.  This was someone who for most of her life had never visited a doctor. She had just put her faith in the drs and when the diabetes developed they just added metformin to the cocktail she was already taking for all the other things. I think you might have got off lightly Barbara!
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