Which chemo causes photosensitivity?
Chemotherapy drugs commonly associated with photosensitivity include: dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome®) fluorouracil (5-FU) methotrexate.
Which drugs are phototoxic?
Common types of phototoxic drugs include:
- Malaria medications.
- Cancer chemotherapy drugs and other cancer drugs.
- Cardiac drugs.
- Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors)
- Diabetic drugs.
Is Methotrexate a photosensitive drug?
Methotrexate is often listed as causing sun sensitivity. However, methotrexate is not, in fact, a sun sensitizing drug, but rather produces a reaction called radiation recall. Areas where patients have had sunburns in the past may react again after starting methotrexate.
Is omeprazole a photosensitive drug?
Systematic analysis of the photosensitive potential of pharmaceutical substances supports these clinical findings. Omeprazole, having its absorption peak in the UVB wavelength region, showed phototoxic potential leading to peroxidation of lipids.
Is docetaxel light sensitive?
Docetaxel (sanofi-aventis, Taxotere™) has emerged as one of the most important cytotoxic agents and has proven clinical efficacy against many cancers9,10. Docetaxel can cause skin reactions, but there are only a few report of photosensitivity reactions9,10.
Does tamoxifen cause sun sensitivity?
While rare, tamoxifen can lead to radiation recall. It may present as a skin reaction that looks like a sunburn (redness, swelling, soreness, peeling skin) in areas where radiation was previously given. Notify your oncology care team if you notice this side effect.
Which antibiotics are photosensitive?
There are certain types of medicines that can cause sensitivity to the sun. Some of these include: Antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, levofloxacin, ofloxacin, tetracycline, trimethoprim)
Can I go in the sun while taking methotrexate?
Methotrexate may make your skin sensitive to real or artificial sunlight. Avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen. Do not use sunlamps during your treatment with methotrexate.
Is Humira photosensitive?
Therefore, even if the medicine you’re taking is not listed as causing photosensitive effects (e.g. steroids, Remicade®, Humira®), it’s always recommended to stay safe and protect yourself against the sun.
What antibiotics do not cause sun sensitivity?
They include Cipro, Levaquin, Bactrim, and Cleocin. Other antibiotics, like amoxicillin, have no effect on sun sensitivity.
What are the most common photosensitising medications?
Common photosensitising medications 1 Tetracyclines 2 Fluoroquinolones ( eg, ciprofloxacin) 3 Sulfonamides More
What are the different types of phototoxic drugs?
Common types of phototoxic drugs include: 1 Antibiotics. 2 Antihistamines. 3 Malaria medications. 4 Cancer chemotherapy drugs and other cancer drugs. 5 Cardiac drugs. 6 (more items)
What are sun-sensitive or photosensitive drugs?
Sun-sensitive or photosensitive drugs are drugs that cause a moderate to severe skin reaction that is similar to a bad sunburn when the exposed to the sun (UV rays), usually the forehead, nose, hands, arms, and lips. Many common medications cause this reaction in some people.
What are the two types of photosensitivity?
There are two types of photosensitivity: photo-toxicity and photo-allergy. Photo-toxicity is a chemically-induced irritation of the skin following sunexposure that doesn’t involve the immune system.