sun-burn.jpg There are few drugs which on intake increase the skin’s sensitivity to ultraviolet light, making them prone to skin cancers. Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays is one of the most serious causes of skin cancer. Medical experts have listed the medications that increase the risk of sunburn.

Drugs / products which cause skin burn reviewed

a. Diuretics, Antibiotics, (Tetracycline drugs) skin care products
b. Microdermabrasion products and Retin A
c. Heart medications containing Amiodarone
d. Diabetes medicines containing Glipizide
e. Herbal ingredients Balsam of Peru used in after shaves and perfumes
f. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain drugs such as Advil, Aleve, Motrin and Celebrex

Doctors have recommended women not to visit a tanning booth or swim naked, while taking one
of the above drugs. Tanning booths emit UV rays which may be dangerous, while taking the drugs. The UV rays are also dangerous when swimming as the rays penetrate into water and naked swimmers risk sunburn.