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Prescription medications and photosensitivity

Summertime means more time spent in the sun, so it is important to remind your patients of the risk of increased photosensitivity when taking certain prescription medications. Photosensitivity is particularly common in two classes of prescription drugs: acne medications and antibiotics. The prescription information your patients receive will warn them of the risk, but it is also key for you to advise your patients about this potential side effect. When prescribing one of these medications, recommend that your patients [...]