Harvard Women's Health Watch

10 types of medications that should keep you in the shade this summer

Drugs that magnify sunlight’s harmful effects require extra precautions. This time of year the outdoors beckons. Whether you’re relaxing on the deck, hiking on a trail, or basking on the beach, you’re probably well aware that exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays promotes wrinkles, skin cancer, and cataracts, and that its heat can make you susceptible to sunstroke. But you may not know that many medications can amplify the sun’s effects. “Some…

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