Photosensitivity is a side effect that can produce some drugs when the patient that takes exposed to sunlight. Prevent this reaction is possible with information provided useful and easy walk to the counter, as explained experts consulted by TodoDermo.
- Some herbal supplements may also increase sensitivity to the sun
That information happens to know what drugs most are star this side effect. Alejandro Martin-weevil, the International Dermatology Clinic in Madrid, remember that among the photosensitive drugs most used by the population are some gastric protectors such as omeprazole, anti – inflammatories , such as ibuprofen and certain benzodiazepines , such as lorazepam and some antihypertensives such as ACE inhibitors, ARA2 or thiazide diuretics. Although less frequent, also it highlights oral retinoids (such as isotretinoin) and some antibiotics (such as tetracyclines).
MAIN sensitive drugs
These drugs are added others, such as those included in the list drawn up in 2010 by the Pharmacy Service Morales Meseguer Hospital, Murcia, in 2010. It referred to 139 pharmaceutical specialties photosensitive.
Grouped by categories, this group of pharmaceutical mentions some antihistamines, antidepressants certain tricyclic group, various oral contraceptives, antidiabetic some sulfonylureas, ACE inhibitors and various diuretics, local anesthetics, antiarrhythmics, and antipsychotic phenothiazines. Martin-Weevil also warns of the risk of some herbal supplements that may increase sensitivity to the sun “.
The cause photosensitivity results, according to experts, in a possible decrease threshold burn when exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Therefore, the key risk is that the patient burn less sun exposure time, which implies the need to be more cautious with direct sunlight. Therefore, the dermatologist insists protected with adequate clothing, hats, sunglasses and use sunscreen, and remember that the effects of that photosensitivity after treatment ended, “it is variable and mainly depends on the drug half – life.”
RAISING THE KEY
“The fundamental problem is not so much awareness of these specific risks, of course, must be known and contained in prospectuses drugs but adds Martin-Gorgojo- awareness of the general risks of the sun”.
In this regard, it would be essential to promote habits healthy sun exposure, including avoiding sunburn and understand that tanning is not synonymous with healthy skin, but skin that tries to defend itself from aggression caused by ultraviolet rays.