Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicines

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Over-The-Counter Medicines

Sun Protection Needed When Taking These Herbal Medicines

Some medicines cause a serious reaction when the skin is exposed to sunlight. The skin becomes quickly reddened, inflamed, and, in severe cases, blistered, looking much like an extremely bad case of sunburn. Keep yourself well protected from the sun if you are taking these sun-sensitive herbal medicines:

St. John’s wort

Dong quai


Angelica root

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen)


Celery stems


Lime Oil