Ask the experts.(hot flashes, sun exposure, diet supplements): An article from: Focus on Healthy Aging

This digital document is an article from Focus on Healthy Aging, published by Belvoir Media Group, LLC on June 1, 2011. The length of the article is 736 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation DetailsTitle: Ask the experts.(hot flashes, sun exposure, diet supplements)Author: Rosanne M. LeipzigPublication: Focus on Healthy Aging (Magazine/Journal)Date: June 1, 2011Publisher: Belvoir Media Group, LLCVolume: 14 Issue: 6 Page: 8(1)Distributed by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning

Published on: 2011-06-01 Released on: 2011-05-31 Format: HTML Binding: Digital 3 pages

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Q I've been put on medication to control my blood pressure and I noticed that on the bottle it says I need to avoid exposing myself to the sun while taking the drug. Why is this? A A number of medications--including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen), diuretics, and some antibiotics, antidepressants and high blood pressure medications--can cause "chemical photosensitivity," which is an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that renders the skin extra-sensitive to the sun. Symptoms include exaggerated sunburn, rashes, hives, itching, and blistering.