Are there certain medications that will make me sensitive to UV exposure?
 
Yes, please refer to the list of Photosensitive Medications in the table below.
 
Reported Photosensitizing Medications
Generic Name Brand Name Terapeutic Class
Acetazolamide Diamox Anticonvulsant, Antiglaucoma diuretic
AmIlorlde + Hydrochlorothizide Moduretic Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Amlodarone Cordarone (15%) Antiarrhythmic
Amitriptyline Elavil Antidepressant (tricyclic)
Amitriptyline Endep Antidepressant (tricyclic)
Amoxapine Asendin (<%) Antidepressant (tricyclic)
Asternizole Hismanal Antihistamine
Atenolol + Tenoretic Beta-adrenergic blocker
   A91Chlorthalidone   Tbiazide diuretic
Auranofin Ridaura Antiarthritic, Gold compound
Azatadine Optimine Antihistamine
Azatidine + Pseudoephedrine Trinalin Repetabs Antihistamine, Decongestant
Bendroflumethiazide Naturetin Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Benzthiazide Exna Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Bromodiphenhydramine Ambenyl Antihistamine
Bromphenlramine Dimetane Antihistamine
Captopril Capoten Antihypertensive
Captopril + Hydrochlorothiazide Capozide Antihypertensive, Thlazicle diuretic
Carbarnazepine Tegretol Analgesic, Anticonvulsant
Chlordiazepoxide + 1.1mbitrol Antidepressant (tricyclic)
   Amitriptyline   Tranquilizer
Chlorothiazide Diuril Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Chlorpheniramine Chlorpheniramine Antihistamine
Chlorpheniramin + Deconamine Antihistamine, Decongestant
Chlorpheniramine + Ru-Tuss 11 Antihistamine, Decongestant
   Phenylpropanolamlne    
Chlorpromazine Thorazine Antiemetic, Tranquilizer
Chlorpropamide Diabinese Antidlabetic (oral), Sulfonylurea
Chlorprothixene Taractan Antiemetic, Tranquilizer
Chlorthaliclone Hygroton Antihypertensive, Thiazicle diuretic
Chlorthallclone Thalitone Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Chlorthaliclone + Reserpine Deml-Regroton Antihypertensive, Thlazide diuretic
Chlorthalidone + Reserpine Regroton Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Ciprofloxacin Cipro (<1%) Anti-infective
Clemastine Tavist Antihistamine
Clofazime Lamprene (<1%) Antibacterial, Antileprosy agent
Clonidine Chlorthalidone + Combipres Antihypertensive, Thlazicle diuretic
Coal Tar Estar Get Antipsorlatic, Eczema
Coal Tar Balnetar Antipsoriatic, Eczema
Contraceptive, oral Estrogen Birth control pill, Female sex hormone
Cromolyn Intal Inhaler Antiasthmatic
Cyclobenzaprine Flexeril Anti-skeletal, Muscle spasms
Cyproheptadine Perlactin Antihistamine, Antiserotonergic
Dacarbazine DTIC-Dome Anti-Hodgkin's disease, Antimetabolite
Danazol Danocrine Gonaclotropin inhibitor
Demeclocycline Declomycin Antibiotic
Desipramine Norpramin Antidepressant (tricyclic)
Desipramine Pertofrane Antidepressant (tricyclic)
Dexchlorphenlramlne Polaramine Antihistamine
Diclofenac Voltaren (<1 %) NSAID, Antiarthritic
Diflunisal Dolobid (<1 %) NSAID,* Antiarthritic
Diltiazem Cardizern (<1%) Antianginal, Antihypertensive
Calcium channel blocker    
Diphenhydramine Benadryl Antihistamine
Diphenylpyraline Hispril Spansule Antihistamine
Doxepin Sinequan Antidepressant (tricyclic)
Doxycycline Vibramycin Antibiotic
Doxycycllne Hyclate Doryx Antibiotic
Enalapril Vasotec Antihypertensive
Enalapril + Hydrochlorothiazicle Vaseretic Antihypertensive,
Thlazide diuretic    
Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate + Pediazole Antibiotic
   Sulfisoxazole    
Estrogens Contraceptive, oral Female sex hormone
Estrogens Estrogens Female sex hormone
Ethionamide Trecator-SC Anti-infective, Antituberculosis
Etretinate Tegison Antipsoriatic
Floxuridine FUDR Injectable Antimetabolite, Antineoplastic
Flucytosine Ancobon Antifungal
Fluorouracil Adrucil Antineoplastic
Fluorouracil Efudex Antineoplastic
Fluorouracil Fluorouracil Antineoplastic
Fluphenazine Prolixin Antipsychotic, Tranquilizer
Fluphenazine Permitil Antipsychotic, Tranquilizer
Flurbiprofen Ansaid NSAID1* antiarthritic
Flutamide Eulexin Antimetastatic (prostatic carcinoma)
Furosemide Lasix Antihypertensive, Diuretic
Gentarnicin Garamycin Antibiotic
GlIpizicle Glucotrol Antidiabetic (oral), Sulfonylurea
Glyburide Diabeta Antidiabetic (oral), Sulfonylurea
Glyburide Micronase Antidiabetic (oral), Sulfonylurea
Gold Salts (compounds) Solganal Antiarthritic, Gold compound
Gold Sodium Tbiomalate Myochrysine Antiarthritic, Gold compound
Griseofulvin Fulvicin U/F Antibiotic, Antifungal
GrIseofulvin Ultramicrosize Grisactin Ultra Antibiotic, Antifungal
Guanethidine + Esimil Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
  Hydrochlorothiazide  
Haloperidol Haldol Antipsychotic, Tranquilizer
Hexachlorophene Phisohex Antibacterial
Hydralazine + Apresazide Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
   A90Hydrochlorothiazide    
Hydralazine Apresoline-Esidrix Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Hydrochlorothiazicle Esidrix Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Hydrochlorothiazide Hydrodiuril Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Hydrochlorothlazicle Oretic Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Hydrochlorothlazide Oreticyl Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
   plus Deserpidine    
Hydrochlorothiazide Dyazide Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
   plus Triamterene    
Hydrochlorothiazide MaxzIde Antihypertensive, Thlazide diuretic
Hydroflumethiazide Diucardin Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Hydroflumethiazide Saluron Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Hydroflumethiazide + Reserpine Salutensin/Salutensin-Demi Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
lbuprafen Advil (<1%) NSAID,* Antiarthritic
lbuprofen Motrin (<1%) NSAID* antiarthritic
Imipramine Tofranil Antidepressant (tricyclic)
Indapamide Lozol Antihypertensive, Diuretic
Interferon ALFA-213 Intron A (<1 %) Antiviral agent
Isocarboxazid Marplan Antidepressant, MAO inhibitor
Isotretinoln Accutane Antiacne
Ketoprofen Orudis (<1 0/b) NSAID,* antiarthritic
Labetalol Normodyne Antihypertensive, Beta- and
       alpha-adrenergic blocker
Labetalol + Hydrochlorothiazide Normozide Beta- and alpha-adrenergic blocker,
       Tbiazide diuretic
Labetalol + Hydrochlorothiazide Trandate HCr Beta- and alpha-adrenergic blocker,
       Thiazide diuretic
Lisinopril + Hydrochlorothiazicle Prinzide Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
  Zestoretic Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Lovastatin Mevacor Anticholesterol
Maprotiline Ludiomil Antidepressant
Meperldine + Promethiazine Mepergan Narcotic analgesic
Mesoridazine Serentil Antipsychotic, Tranquilizer
Methacycline Rondomycin Antibiotic
Methazolamide Neptazane Antiglaucoma
Methdilazine Tacaryl Antihistamine, Antipruritic
Methotrexate Folex Antimetabolite, Antipsoriatic
Methotrexate Methotrexate Antimetabolite, Antipsoriatic
Methotrexate Mexate 8 Mexate-AQ Antimetabolite, Antipsorlatic
Methyclothlazide Aquatensen Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Methyclothlazide Enduron Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Methyclothiazide + Deserpidine Enduronyl Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Methyclothlazide + Reserpine Dlutensen-R Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Methyldopa + Aldoril Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Methyldopa + Hydrochlorothlazide  
Methyldopa + Chlorothlazide Alcloclor Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Metolazone Diulo Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Metolazone Mykrox Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Metolazone Zaroxolyn Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Metoprolol + Lopressor HCT Beta-adrenergic blocker, Thiazide diuretic
  Hydrochlorothiazide  
Minocycline Minocin Antibiotic
Minoxidol Rogaine Hair growth stimulator
Nabilone Cesamet Antiemetic, Antinausea
Nadolol + Corzide Antihypertensive, Beta-adrenergic blocker
  Bendroflumethiazicle  
Nalldixic Acid NegGram Antimicrobial
Naprosyn Anaprox NSAID,* Antiarthritic
Naprosyn Naproxen NSAID,* Antiarthritic
Nifedipine Adalat Antianginal, Antihypertensive,
       Calcium channel blocker
Nifedipine Procardia Antianginal, Antihypertensive
    Calcium channel blocker
Norfloxacin Noroxin Antibacterial
Nortriptyline Pamelor Antidepressant (tricyclic)
Oxytetracycline Terramycin Antibiotic
Perphenazine Trilafon Antipsychotic, Tranquilizer
Perphenazine + Etrafon Antidepressant (tricyclic) Tranquilizer
   Amitriptyline    
Perphenazine + Triavil Antidepressant (tricyclic) Tranquilizer
Phenylbutazone Butazollclln NSAID,*Antiarthritic
Phenylpropanolamine + Ornade Spansule Antihistamine, Decongestant
   Chlorphenlramine    
Phenylpropanolamlne + Triaminic TR Decongestant Antihistamine
   Phenlramine + Pyrilamine    
Phenytoin Dilantin Anticonvulsant
Piroxicarn Feldene NSAID,* Antiarthritic
Polythiazide Renese Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
Prazosin + Polythlazide Minizide Antihypertensive, Thlazide diuretic
Prochlorperazine Compazine Antinausea, Anti-vomiting
Promethazine Phenergan Antihistamine
Propranolol + Inderlde Beta-adrenergic blocker, Thiazide diuretic
   Hydrochlorothiazicle    
Protriptyline Vivactil Antidepressant (tricyclic)
Pyrazinamide Pyrazinamicle Anti-infective, Antituberculosis
Quinethazone Hydromox Antihypertensive, Diuretic
Quinicline Gluconate Quinaglute Dura-Tabs Antiarrhythmic
Quinidine Sulfate Quinclex Extentabs Antiarrhythmic
Quinidine Sulfate Quinora Antiarrhythmic
Quinine Quinamm Antiprotozoal
Rauwolfia + Rauzide Antihypertensive, Thlazicle diuretic
   Serpentina + Bendroflumethiazicle    
Reserpine + Dlupres Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
   Chlorothlazide    
Reserpine + Hydropres Antihypertenslve, Thiazide diuretic
   Hydrochlorothlazide    
Reserpine + Serpasil-Esidrix Antihypertensive, Thiazicle diuretic
Reserpine + Hydralazine + Ser-Ap-Es Antihypertensive, Thlazicle diuretic
   Hydrochlorothiazide    
Selegiline Eldepryl Anti-Parkinsonism, MAO inhibitor
Spironolactone + Aldactazide Antihypertensive, Thiazide diuretic
   Hydrochlorothiazide    
Sulfacytine Renoquld Antibiotic
Sulfadoxine + Pyrimethamine Fansidar Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal
Sulfamethizole + Thlosulfll-A Urinary analgesic, Antibiotic
   Phenazopyridine    
Sulfamethoxazole Gantanol Antibiotic
Sulfamethoxazole + Azo Gantanol Antibiotic, Urinary analgesic
   Phenazopyridine    
Sulfapyridine (Generic only) Dermatitis herpetiformis suppressant
Sulfasalazine Azulfidine Bowel anti-inflammatory
Sulfinpyrazone Anturane Antigout agent, Ant1hyperuricernic
Sulfasoxazole Gantrisin Antibiotic
Sulfasoxazole + Azo Gantrisin Antibiotic, Urinary analgesic
   Phenazopyridine    
Sulfone Dapsone Antileprosy, Antimalarial
Sunlinclac Clinoril (<1%) NSAID,* antlarthritic
Terfenadine Seldane Antihistamine
Tetracycline Achromycin Antibiotic
Tetracycline Sumycin Antibiotic
Thioriclazine Mellaril Antipsychotic, Tranquilizer
Thiothixene Navane Antipsychotic, Tranquilizer
Timolol + Timolide Beta-adrenergic blocker, Thlazide diuretic
   Hydrochlorothiazide    
Tolazamide Tolinase Anticliabetic (oral), Sulfonylurea
Tolbutamide Orinase Antidiabetic (oral), Sulfonylurea
Tretinoin Retin-A Antiacne (topical)
Triamterene Dyrenium Antihypertensive Diuretic
Trifluoperazine Stelazine Antipsychotic, Tranquilizer
Triflupromazine Vesprin Antlemetic, Antipsychotic
Trimeprazine Temaril Antipsychotic, Tranquilizer
Trimethoprim Trimpex Antibiotic
Trimethoprim + Bactrim Antibiotic
   Sulfamethoxazole    
Trimethoprim + Septra Antibiotic
Trimipramine Surmontil Antidepressant, (tricyclic)
Tripelennamine PBZ Antihistamine
Triprolidine Actidil Antihistamine
Triprolidine + Actifed Antihistamine, Decongestant
   Pseudoephedrine    
Vlsblastlne Velban Antleoplastic
 
 

 
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