Photosensitivity is an enhanced skin response, like an exaggerated sunburn reaction, from the combined effect of a light source and a chemical agent. There are many medications and topical agents that can cause photosensitivity.
A list by class of medication is presented below with examples of the chemicals involved in causing enhanced UV photosensitivity. The references for this list follows the table. If you have any questions about the photosensitivity of your medications or topical solutions, consult your doctor or a pharmacist.
|Fluorouracil||Psoralens (in plants)|
 D.E. Moore , “Drug-Induced Cutaneous Photosensitivity: Incidence, Mechanism, Prevention and Management”, Drug Safety. vol. 25, pp.345-372, 2002. doi: 10.2165/00002018-200225050-00004
 International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, “ICNIRP Statement on protection of workers against ultraviolet radiation”, Health Phys. vol. 99, pp.66-87, 2010. doi:10.1097/HP.0b013e3181d85908