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A 25-year-old male asked:

Do antipsychotics or ssris cause sun sensitivity, like increased likelihood of getting black spots. does sensitivity levelonce medications are out body?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Some do: Many medications, including some of the ones in the classes you ask about, do indeed cause sun sensitivities, which can result in a variety of different rashes. Make sure you use sunscreen, and try to avoid direct sunlight. If it continues to be a problem, talk to doc about possible change of medication.
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