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Which drugs cause skin photosensitivity in the sun?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Photosensitivity

In phototoxic reactions, the drug is activated by exposure to sunlight and cause damage to the skin.
The skin's appearance resembles sunburn, and the process is generally acute. In photoallergic reactions, the ultraviolet exposure changes the structure of the drug so that is seen by the body's immune system. http://www.medicinenet.com/sun-sensitive_drugs_photosensitivity_to_drugs/article.htm.

In brief: Photosensitivity

In phototoxic reactions, the drug is activated by exposure to sunlight and cause damage to the skin.
The skin's appearance resembles sunburn, and the process is generally acute. In photoallergic reactions, the ultraviolet exposure changes the structure of the drug so that is seen by the body's immune system. http://www.medicinenet.com/sun-sensitive_drugs_photosensitivity_to_drugs/article.htm.
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