Following common sense rules of sun exposure is often enough to minimize the potential problems of these drug-sun reactions.
Try to stay out of the sun during the midday when the UV rays are the strongest. Use sunscreen of the appropriate SPF rating, and use it often.
Remember, discuss any medication concerns you have with your physician or pharmacist before that trip to the beach.
Steve Mullenix (R.Ph) co-owns The Pharmacy in Mount Olive with his wife, Sherry Mullenix (J.D., R.N.). They can be reached at 631-1201.