some drugs make patients more sensitive to the sun

People often get caught by surprise when some drugs make patients more sensitive to the sun.

The big ones are oral and topical retinoids (Accutane, Retin-A, etc)...Efudex...coal tar...and psoralens.

Others that can cause photosensitivity include quinolone antibiotics...tetracyclines...sulfonamides...amiodarone... NSAIDs...quinidine...phenothiazines...thiazides...and tricyclics.

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