Medicine Reaction, Sunburn

Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause the skin to sunburn more easily. A few common examples are: Some antibiotics. Aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), and naproxen (such as Aleve). Skin products that contain vitamin A or alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). Some acne medicines. Some diabetes…

Medicine Reaction, Sunburn

Medicine Reaction, Sunburn

Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause the skin to sunburn more easily. A few common examples are:

  • Some antibiotics.
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), and naproxen (such as Aleve).
  • Skin products that contain vitamin A or alpha hydroxy acids (AHA).
  • Some acne medicines.
  • Some diabetes medicines that you take by mouth.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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