Some people have an allergic reaction to medicine and may break out in a rash. If this happens to you, call your doctor. He may tell you to stop taking the medicine and prescribe another. He'll also be able to find out if there's another cause to your skin problem, like a medical condition.
1. ACE Inhibitors:
- Captopril (Capoten)
- Enalopril (Vasotec)
- Fosinopril (Monopril)
- Lisinopril (Prinvil, Zestril)
- Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol)
- Ethosuximide (Zoronitin)
- Chlorpromazine (Largactil, Thorazine, and others)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin)
- Lomotrigene (Lamictal)
- Zonisamide (Zonegran)
4. Pain medications
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen, naproxen
It's not a complete list. There are other meds that may also cause reactions.
Before you go to the doctor's office, you could use your cell phone to take a picture of the rash. It will help him figure out the cause.