Pharmacy Updates

August 2019

Medication-Induced Photosensitivity

As we are now in the midst of summer, it is important to remember to continue counseling your patients on the effects certain medications may have on photosensitivity. Below are some key counseling points and commonly asked questions regarding medication-induced photosensitivity: (click to zoom in)

If you have any questions or would like to request additional resources, please feel free to contact the SVHP Population Health Clinical Pharmacist.

References:
1. Zhang AY. Drug-induced photosensitivity. Medscape website. http://emedicine. medscape.com/article/1049648-overview. Updated June 12, 2018. Accessed August 2, 2019.
2. Sarnoff DS, Saini R, Handel A. Skin Cancer Foundation Photosensitivity Report. Skin Cancer Foundation website. https://www.skincancer.org/media/legacy/stories/articles_reports/skin_cancer_foundation_photosensitivity_report.pdf. Accessed August 2, 2019.
3. Article, Identify and Manage Med-Induced Photosensitivity, Pharmacist’s Letter, August 2019.
4. Drucker AM, Rosen CF. Drug-induced photosensitivity. Culprit drugs, management and prevention. Drug Saf 2011;34:821-37.
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