Skin changes are a common side effect of many prescription and nonprescription medicines. Common side effects include:
Medicines also can cause skin reactions when the skin is exposed to sunlight. These reactions may include just the skin that was exposed to the sun (phototoxic reactions) or can spread to include other areas (photoallergic reactions).
If you think that your skin changes may be caused by a medicine:
Last Revised: April 27, 2011
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