Some medicines may cause your skin to sunburn more easily. Medicines used for treatment on the skin (topical) or for the whole body (systemic) can cause two types of reactions:
Examples of medicines that may cause your skin to sunburn more easily include:
If you are taking a medicine, it is important to know if the medicine may cause your skin to sunburn more easily.
Some chemicals in common products can also cause photoallergic reactions. These products include:
Last Revised: September 1, 2011
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