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Drugs That Can Make You Sun Sensitive

Drugs That Can Make You Sun Sensitive

Ultraviolet light from the sun can make the chemicals in some medications interact with skin cells, leading to tissue damage.

This reaction causes your skin to burn more quickly and at less sun exposure than normal. As a result, you may be at increased risk for skin cancer. Here are some common sun-sensitizing drugs and supplements of which to be aware. If you’re taking any of them, avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.:

• Antianxiety drugs

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