Can I Tan While Taking Amoxicillin Even Though The Label Doesnt Say Anything About Sun Exposure?


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Connor Sephton Subber Profile
Amoxicillin is not known to cause sensitivity to the sun, so tanning while on amoxicillin will not cause you any extra danger. It is drugs such as doxycycline, which is known to cause sensitivity and exposure to direct sunlight or sunbeds that should always be avoided. It is only in rare cases that amoxicillin has side effects and these can include diarrhoea, tooth discoloration, insomnia, and dizziness, among others. While most problems with amoxicillin are mild and do not require medical attention, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience anxiety, have watery or bloody diarrhoea, or develop jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.

Tanning is never recommended by medical professionals, regardless of your medication, as it is so damaging for the skin. It is the depletion of the O-zone layer which decreases our atmosphere’s natural protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much exposure to the sun can lead to cancer, actinic keratoses and premature aging of the skin. Actinic keratoses are skin growths that occur on body areas exposed to the sun. Chronic exposure to the sun also causes premature aging, which over time can make the skin become thick, wrinkled, and leathery. Since it occurs gradually, often manifesting itself many years after the majority of a person’s sun exposure, premature aging is often regarded as an unavoidable, normal part of growing older. However, up to 90 per cent of the visible skin changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun. With proper protection from UV radiation, most premature aging of the skin can be avoided.
Julia Profile
Julia answered
If the label says to stay out of the sun, then it means you will burn easier while on the drug. Please read the label.
Krystal DeLaRosa Profile
You can tan right away. I know some medications say to avoid exposure but nothing will happen if you do. You're actually not supposed to tan at all while taking this medication.

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