Below is a list of the most common medications that are known to promote a photosensitizing effect. If you are taking any medications, ask your doctor how it will effect your reaction to sun exposure. If the medication you are taking is not on this list, consult your physician or pharmacist for verification of the substances' photosensitivity.

Acne Medications
Anticancer drugs
Anti-Inflammatory drugs
Antipsychotic drugs/Tranquilizers
Antiseizure drugs
Hypoglycemics (diabetes)

Acne Medications

Accutane (Isotretinoin)
Retin-A (Tretinoin)


Halogenated carbanilides
Halogenated phenols (antibacterials in deodorant bar soaps, antiseptics and cosmetics)
Halogenated salicylanilide
Nalidixic acid
Sulfonamides (including Sulfamethoxazole, Sulfisoxazole, Trisulfapyridines)


Achromycin (Tetracycline)
Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine)
Batrim (Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim)
Cinobac (Cinoxacin)
Declomycin (Demeclocycline)
Fansidar (Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine)
Fulvicin-U/F (Griseofulvin)
Gantanol (Sulfamethoxazole)
Gantrisin (Sulfisoxazole)
Minocin (Tetracycline, Minocycline)
NegGram (Nalidixic Acid)
Neotrizine (Sulfacytine)
Renoquid (Sulfacytine)
Rondomycin (Methacycline)
Septra (Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim)
Terramycin (Oxytetracycline)
Thiosulfil (Sulfamethizole)
Vibramycin (Doxycycline)

Anticancer drugs

DTIC-Dome (Dacarbazine)
Efudex (Fluorouracil)
Fluoroplex (Fluorouracil)
Matulane (Procarbazine)
Mexate (Methotrexate)
Velban (Vinblastine)


Adapin (Doxepin)
Asendin (Amoxapine)
Aventyl HCL (Nortriptyline)
Elavil (Amitriptyline)
Ludiomil (Maprotiline)
Marplan (Isocarboxazid)
Norpramin (Desipramine)
Pamelor (Nortriptyline)
Pertofrane (Desipramine)
Sinequan (Doxepin)
Surmontil (Trimapramine)
Tofranil (Imipramine)
Vivactil (Protriptyline)


Benadryl, Benylin (Diphenhydramine)
Dimetane (Brompheniramine)
Periactin (Cyproheptadine)

Anti-Inflammatory drugs

Advil, Motrin (Ibuprofen)
Butazolidin (Phenylbutazone)
Clinoril (Sulindac)
Feldene (Piroxicam)
Naprosyn (Naproxen)
Orudis (Ketoprofen)
Rinadyl (Carprofen)


Bitin (Bithionol)
Povan (Pyrvinium pamoate)

Antipsychotic drugs/Tranquilizers

Compazine (Prochlorperazine)
Haldol (Haloperidol)
Mellaril (Thioridazine)
Navane (Thiothixene)
Permitil (Fluphenazine)
Prolixin (Fluphenazine)
Quide (Piperacetazine)
Stelazine (Trifluoperazine)
Temaril (Trimeprazine)
Teractan (Chlorprothixine)
Thorazine (Chlorpromazine)
Trilafon (Perphenazine)
Vesprin (Triflupromazine)

Antiseizure drugs

Dilantin (Phenytoin)
Paradione (Paramethadione)
Tridione (Trimethadione)


Anhydron (Cyclothiazide)
Aquatensen (Methyclothiazide)
Diamox (Acetazolamide)
Diucardin (Hydroflumethiazide)
Diuril (Chlorothiazide)
Enduron (Methyclothiazide)
Exna (Benzthiazide)
HydroDIURIL (Hydrochlorothiazide)
Hydromox (Quinethazone)
Lasix (Furosemide)
Metahydrin (Trichlormethiazide)
Midamor (Amiloride)
Naturetin (Bendroflumethiazide)
Renese (Polythiazide)
Zaroxolyn (Metolazone)

Hypoglycemics (diabetes)

Diabeta (Glyburide)
Diabinese (Chlorpropamide)
Dymelor (Acetohexamide)
Glucotrol (Glipizide)
Insulase (Chlorpropamide)
Micronase (Glyburide)
Orinase (Tolbutamide)
Tolinase (Tolazamide)




Americaine (Benzocain)
Aralen (Chloroquine Hydrochloride)
Capoten (Captopril)
Cordarone (Amiodarone)
Dermoplast (Benzocaine)
Gold salts (Myochrysine, Solganol)
Librium (Chlordiazepoxide)
Musk ambrette (in perfumes)
Norpace (Disopyramide)
Oils of bergamot, citron, lavender, lemon, lime, rosemary, sandalwood, cedar and must ambrette (in perfumes and cosmetics)
Oral contraceptives (Estrogen)
PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid)
Phenergan (Promethazine)
pHisoHex (Hexachlorphene)
Quinidine sulfate and gluconate
Solarcaine (Benzocaine)
Tattoos (Cadmium sulfide)
6-methylcoumarin (in perfumes, shaving lotions, sunscreens)

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