Sun Sensitizing Medications

Certain medications that have been identified as "sun-sensitizing" may result in little to no sun protection if UV Water is your only form of protection. Additionally, it is important to note that photo-sensitivity from medication is extremely damaging to your skin when you are exposed to the sun. It is not simply that you can burn more easily, it is that your skin is sustaining tremendous damage (regardless of the sun protection used) that will dramatically age your skin and significantly increase your chance of skin cancer formation over time. Essentially all of these medications, while likely having varying effects on the skin’s repair system, may prevent proper/normal recovery from the many damaging effects of the sun.

These medications include but are not limited to the following:

  A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T V Y Z



A

Acamprosate
Accutane
Acetaminophen
Acetazolamide
Acetohexamide
Actinex
Acyclovir
Aldesleukin
Aleve


Alitretinoin
Allopurinol
Almotriptan
Alprazolam
Altinac
Amantadine
Amiloride
Aminolevulinic Acid
Aminosalicylate Sodium
Amiodarone
Amitriptyline
Amnesteem
Amobarbital
Amoxapine
Anagrelide
Anaprox
Anthrax Vaccine
Arsenic
Atazanavir
Atenolol
Atorvastatin
Atralin
Atropine Sulfate
Avita
Azatadine
Azathioprine
Azithromycin


B

Benazepril
Bendroflumethiazide
Benzthiazide
Benztropine


Bergamot
Betaxolol
Bexarotene
Bimatoprost
Bisoprolol
Brompheniramine
Bumetanide
Bupropion
Butabarbital
Butalbital


C

Capecitabine
Captopril
Carbamazepine
Carisoprodol
Carteolol
Carvedilol
Cefazolin
Ceftazidime
Celecoxib
Cetirizine
Cevimeline


Chlorambucil
Chlordiazepoxide
Chlorhexidine
Chloroquine
Chlorothiazide
Chlorotrianisene
Chlorpheniramine
Chlorpromazine
Chlorpropamide
Chlortetracycline
Chlorthalidone
Cinoxacin
Ciprofloxacin
Citalopram
Clavaris
Clemastine
Clofazimine
Clofibrate
Clomipramine
Clopidogrel
Clorazepate
Clozapine
Colchicine
Corticosteroids
Co-Trimoxazole
Cromolyn
Cyclamate
Cyclobenzaprine
Cyclothiazide
Cyproheptadine


D

Dacarbazine
Danazol
Dantrolene
Dapsone
Demeclocycline


Desipramine
Dexchlorpheniramine
Diazoxide
Diclofenac
Diflunisal
Diltiazem
Dimenhydrinate
Diphenhydramine
Disopyramide
Docetaxel
Dong Quai
Doxepin
Doxycycline
Duloxetine


E

Efavirenz
Enalapril
Enoxacin


Epirubicin
Epoetin Alfa
Esomeprazole
Estazolam
Estrogens
Ethacrynic Acid
Ethambutol
Ethionamide
Etodolac


F

Felbamate
Fenofibrate
Floxuridine
Flucytosine


Fluorouracil
Fluoxetine
Fluphenazine
Flurbiprofen
Flutamide
Fluvastatin
Fluvoxamine
Fosinopril
Furazolidone
Furosemide


G

Ganciclovir
Gatifloxacin
Gemifloxacin
Gentamicin


Glatiramer
Glimepiride
Glipizide
Glyburide
Glycopyrrolate
Gold And Gold Compounds
Goldenseal
Grepafloxacin
Griseofulvin


H

Haloperidol
Henna
Heroin


Hydralazine
Hydrochlorothiazide
Hydroflumethiazide
Hydroxychloroquine
Hydroxyurea
Hydroxyzine
Hyoscyamine


I

Ibuprofen
Imatinib
Imipramine
Indapamide


Indomethacin
Infliximab
Interferon Beta 1-A
Interferon Beta-1b
Interferons, Alfa-2
Irinotecan
Isocarboxazid
Isoniazid
Isotretinoin
Itraconazole


K

Kanamycin
Kava


Ketoconazole
Ketoprofen
Ketotifen


L

Lamotrigine
Leuprolide
Levofloxacin


Lincomycin
Lisinopril
Lomefloxacin
Loratadine
Losartan
Loxapine


M

Maprotiline
Masoprocol
Meclizine
Meclofenamate
Medroxyprogesterone
Mefenamic Acid
Melatonin


Meloxicam
Meprobamate
Mercaptopurine
Mesalamine
Mesoridazine
Metformin
Methazolamide
Methenamine
Methotrexate
Methoxsalen
Methyclothiazide
Methyldopa
Methylphenidate
Metolazone
Minocycline
Mirtazapine
Mitomycin
Moexipril
Molindone
Moxifloxacin


N

Nabumetone
Nalidixic Acid
Naprelan


Naprosyn
Naproxen
Naratriptan
Nefazodone
Nifedipine
Nisoldipine
Nitrofurantoin
Norfloxacin
Nortriptyline


O

Ofloxacin
Olanzapine


Oral Contraceptives
Oxaprozin
Oxcarbazepine
Oxytetracycline


P

Paclitaxel
Pantoprazole
Paroxetine
Pentobarbital
Pentosan
Pentostatin
Perphenazine
Phenelzine
Phenergan
Phenindamine
Phenobarbital
Pilocarpine
Pimozide
Piroxicam
Polythiazide
Pravastatin


Pristique
Procarbazine
Prochlorperazine
Procyclidine
Promazine
Promethazine
Propranolol
Propylthiouracil
Protriptyline
Psoralens
Pyrazinamide
Pyridoxine
Pyrilamine
Pyrimethamine


Q

Quetiapine
Quinacrine


Quinapril
Quinestrol
Quinethazone
Quinidine
Quinine


R

Rabeprazole
Ramipril
Ranitidine


Renova
Retin A
Ribavirin
Riluzole
Risperidone
Ritonavir
Rofecoxib
Ropinirole
Rue


S

Saccharin
Saquinavir
Scopolamine
Selegiline
Selenium
Sertraline


Sildenafil
Simvastatin
Smallpox Vaccine
Sotalol
Sotret
Sparfloxacin
Spironolactone
St John's Wort
Streptomycin
Sulfacetamide
Sulfadiazine
Sulfadoxine
Sulfamethoxazole
Sulfasalazine
Sulfisoxazole
Sulindac
Sumatriptan
Sumycin


T

Tacrolimus
Tartrazine
Terbinafine
Tetracycline
Thimerosal
Thioguanine
Thioridazine
Thiothixene
Tiagabine


Timolol
Tiopronin
Tolazamide
Tolbutamide
Tolmetin
Topiramate
Torsemide
Tranylcypromine
Trazodone
Tretinoin
Triamterene
Triazolam
Trichlormethiazide
Trifluoperazine
Trihexyphenidyl
Trimeprazine
Trimethadione
Trimethoprim
Trimetrexate
Trimipramine
Trioxsalen
Tripelennamine
Triprolidine
Trovafloxacin


V

Valdecoxib
Valproic Acid
Valsartan


Vancomycin
Vardenafil
Venlafaxine
Verapamil
Verteporfin
Vinblastine
Vitamin A
Voriconazole


Y

Yarrow


     


Z

Zalcitabine
Zaleplon


Ziprasidone
Zolmitriptan
Zolpidem