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High blood pressure



i recently went to the beach and got severly burned is it a side affect of the meds i take for it


Several medications can cause sensitivity to sunlight and increased tendency to get burned (photosensitivity).   The most common are antibiotics (fluoroquinolones like Cipro or Avelox), diuretics (thiazides and furosemide) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve).

If you are taking any of these drugs, you will need to stop them or avoid any direct sun exposure.

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Max C Reif, MD Max C Reif, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Hypertension Section
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati