PHOTOSENSITIVE MEDICATIONS

Below is a list of common photosensitive medications you should know about. If you are currently taking any of these medications, we would advise you to consult with your Physician and/or Pharmacist about any possible side effects or unwanted reactions to Tanning while being on any of these medications.

Please carefully check this list:
ACNE MEDICATIONS ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS/TRANQUILIZERS
Accutane (Isotretinoin) Compazine (Prochlorperazine)
Retin-A (Tretinoin) Haldol (Haloperidol)
Mellaril (Thioridazine)

ANTIBACTERIALS Navane (Thiothixene)
Halogenated carbanilides Permitil (Fluphenazine)
Halogenated phenols (antibacterials in deodarant bar soaps, antiseptics and cosmetics) Prolixin (Fluphenazine)
Quide (Piperacetazine)
Halogenated salicylanilide Stelazine (Trifluoperazine)
Nalidixic Acid Temaril (Trimeprazine)
Sulfamethoxazole Teractan (Chlorprothixine)
Sulfonamides (including Sulfamethoxazole, Sulfisoxazole, Trisulfapyridines) Thorazine (Chlorpromazine)
Trilafon (Perphenazine)
Trimethoprim Vesprin (Triflupromazine)

ANTIBIOTICS ANTISEIZURE DRUGS
Achromycin (Tetracycline) Dilantin (Phenytoin)
Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) Paradione (Paramethadoine)
Bactrim (Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim) Tridione (Trimethadione)
Cinobac (Cinoxacin)
Declomycin (Demeclocycline) DIURETICS
Fansidar (Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine) Anhydron (Cyclothiazide)
Fulvicin-U/F (Griseofulvin) Aquatensen (Methyclothiazide)
Gris-PEG (Griseofulvin) Diamox (Acetazolamide)
Gantanol (Sulfamethoxazole) Diucardin (Hydroflumethiazide)
Gantrisin (Sulfisoxazole) Diuril (Chlorothiazide)
Minocin (Tetracycline, Minocycline) Enduron (Methyclothiazide)
NegGram (Nalidixic Acid) Exna (Benzthiazide)
Neotrizine (Sulfacytine) HydroDIURIL (Hydrochlorothiazide)
Renoquid (Sulfacytine) Hydromox (Quinethazone)
Rondomycin (Methacycline) Lasix (Furosemide)
Septra (Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim) Metahydrin (Trichlormethiazide)
Terramycin (Oxytetracycline) Midamor (Amiloride)
Tetracycline Naturetin (Bendroflumethiazide)
Thiosulfil (Sulfamethizole) Renese (Polythiazide)
Vibramycin (Doxycycline) Zaroxolyn (Metolazone)

ANTICANCER DRUGS HYPOGLYCEMICS (Diabetes)
DTIC-Dome (Dacarbazine) Diabeta (Glyburide)
Efudex (Fluorouracil) Diabinese (Chlorpropamide)
Fluoroplex (Fluorouracil) Dymelor (Acetohexamide)
Matulane (Procarbazine) Glucotrol (Glipizide)
Mexate (Methotrexate) Insulase (Chlorpropamide)
Velban (Vinblastine) Micronase (Glyburide)
Orinase (Tolbutamide)

ANTIDEPRESSANTS Tolinase (Tolazamide)
Adapin (Doxepin)
Asendin (Amoxapine) PSORALENS
Aventyl HCL (Nortriptyline) 8-Methoxypsoralen
Elavil (Amitriptyline) Oxsoralen
Ludiomil (Maprotiline) Trisoralen
Marplan (Isocarboxazid)
Norpramin (Desipramine) OTHERS
Pamelor (Nortriptyline) Americaine (Benzocaine)
Pertofrane (Desipramine) Aralen (Chloroquine Hydrochloride)
Sinequan (Doxepin) Capoten (Captopril)
Surmontil (Trimipramine) Cordarone (Amiodarone)
Tofranil (Imipramine) Diethylstilbestrol
Vivactil (Protriptyline) Dermoplast (Benzocaine)
Gold Salts (Myochrysine, Solganol)

ANTIHISTAMINES Librium (Chlordiazepoxide)
Benadryl, Benylin (Diphenhydramine) Musk Ambrette (In perfumes)
Dimetane (Brompheniramine) Norpace (Disopyramide)
Periactin (Cyproheptadine) Oils of bergamot, citron, lavender, lemon, lime, rosemary, sandalwood, cedar and musk ambrette (in perfumes and cosmetics)

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS Oral Contraceptives (Estrogen)
Advil, Motrin (Ibuprofen) PABA (Para-aminobenzoic Acid)
Butazolidin (Phenylbutazone) Phenergan (Promethazine)
Clinoril (Sulindac) PhisoHex (Hexachlorophene)
Feldene (Piroxicam) Quindine sulfate and gluconate
Naprosyn (Naproxen) Solarcaine (Benzocaine)
Orudis (Ketoprofen) Tattoos (Cadmium sulfide)
Rinadyl (Carprofen) Tegretol (Carbamazepine)
6-Methylcoumarin (In perfumes, shaving lotions and sunscreens).

ANTIPARASITICS
Bitin (Bithionol)
Povan (Pyrvinium pamoate)
Quinine