Ask Dr. Etingin: Medication & Sun Exposure; Antibiotics & Alcohol; Insomnia

Q: Why does the label on my blood pressure medication say I should avoid sun exposure while taking it? A: Several types of medications, including some blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antibiotics, and diuretics, can cause “chemical photosensitivity,” an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that makes skin extra-sensitive to the sun. If you do spend […]

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