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Some Drugs and Substances That Sensitize the Skin to Sunlight

Some Drugs and Substances That Sensitize the Skin to Sunlight

  • Antianxiety drugs

    • Alprazolam

    • Chlordiazepoxide

  • Antibiotics

    • Quinolones

    • Sulfonamides

    • Tetracyclines (especially doxycycline)

    • Trimethoprim

  • Antidepressants

    • Tricyclic antidepressants

  • Antifungal drugs

    • Griseofulvin

  • Antihyperglycemics

    • Sulfonylureas

  • Antimalarial drugs

    • Chloroquine

    • Quinine

  • Antipsychotics

    • Phenothiazines

  • Chemotherapy drugs

    • Dacarbazine

    • Fluorouracil

    • Methotrexate

    • Vinblastine

  • Diuretics

    • Furosemide

    • Thiazides

  • Drugs used to treat acne

    • Isotretinoin

  • Heart drugs

    • Amiodarone

    • Quinidine

      Pain-relief drugs (analgesics)

      Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; especially piroxicam and ketoprofen)

  • Sensitizing substances

    • Antibacterials applied to the skin (such as chlorhexidine and hexachlorophene)

    • Coal tar

    • Fragrances

    • Furocoumarins present in plants, such as limes, celery, and parsley

    • Sunscreens