Patient Comments: Sun-Sensitive Drugs - Phototoxic Drugs

If you had a sun-sensitive reaction to a drug, what was the medication? What were your symptoms?

Comment from: cbeard9071, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 28

The medicine I am taking for high blood pressure, hydrochlorothiazide, causes me to react to the sun. I get weak and feel dizzy. I also have pains feel sick to my stomach. I have had this happen more than once since I have taken this medicine. It does say to stay out of direct sunlight. Even when driving down the road it has happened as well.

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