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Contraindications

Precautions due to drug induced photosensitivity. 

If you are taking any of the drugs listed below, please read the comments section of the table carefully. 

Drug Type

Specific Group or Common Name

Comments

Anti-Arthritic

Gold 50 or Ridaura

If YES, the treatment cannot be administered

Anti- Arthritic or Immunosuppressant

Azathioprine (Imuran, Azasan)

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Anti Arrythmic

Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), Aratac

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

-

Quinidine

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a 10/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Antibiotics

Fluoroquinolones: Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Levofloxacin (Levaquin), Lomefloxacin (Maxaquin),Norfloxacin (Noroxin), Ofloxacin (Floxin)

Tetracyclines: Demeclocycline (Declomycin), Doxycycline (Vibramycin), Minocycline (Minocin), Oxytetracycline(Terramycin)

Others: Azithromycin (Zithromax), Capreomycin (Capastat), Ceftazidime (Fortaz),cycloserine (Seromycin),Metronidazole (Flagyl), nalidixic acid (NegGram), pyrazinamide, sulfamethoxazole/ trimethoprim (Bactrim)

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Anti-Cancer

Bexarotene (Targretin), Capecitabine (Xeloda), Dacarbazine (DTIC), Epirubicin (Ellence), Fluorouracil (5-FU), Interferon alfa (Intron A, Alferon-N), Methotrexate (Mexate), Pentostatin (Nipent), Procarbazine (Matulane), Tretinoin, oral (Vesanoid), Vinblastine (Velban, Velbe)

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is between a 1 /100 and 5/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered

Anticonvulsants

Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Felbamate (Felbatol), Gabapentin (Neurontin), Lamotrigine (Lamictal), Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), Topiramate (Topamax), Valproic acid (Depakene)

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a 1/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Antifungals

Flucytosine (Ancobon), Griseofulvin (Fulvicin, GrisPEG), Terconazole (Terazol) Voriconazole (VFEND)

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Antihistamines

Cetirizine (Zyrtec), Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), Loratadine (Claritin), Promethazine (Phenergan)

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Antihypertensives

Captopril (Capoten), Diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac), Enalapril (Vasotec), Nifedipine (Procardia), Sotalol (Betapace)

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Antimalarial

Chloroquine (Aralen), Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), Pyrimethamine (Daraprim), Pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine (Fansidar), Quinine

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days

Antipsychotics

Phenothiazines: Chlorpromazine (Thorazine), Fluphenazine (Prolixin), Perphenazine (Trilafon), Prochlorperazine (Compazine), Thioridazine (Mellaril), Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is between a 2/100 and 3/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Antiretroviral

Ritonavir (Norvir), Saquinavir (Fortovase,Invirase), Zalcitabine (Hivid)

If YES, it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. If YES, it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is approximately a 2/100 chance of a light reaction.

Antiviral

Amantadine (Symmetrel), Acyclovir (Zovirax)

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is approximately a 1/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Cardiovascular

Thiazide diuretics: Bendroflumethiazide (Corzide), Chlorthalidone (Thalitone), Hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide), Hydroflumethiazide (Diucardin), Indapamide (Lozol), Methyclothiazide (Enduron), Metolazone (Zaroxolyn), Polythiazide (Renese)

Diuretics, Other: Furosemide (Lasix), Triamterene (Dyrenium)

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Lipid regulators Other

Fenofibrate (Tricor) 

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a 10/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Non-steroidal antiinflammatory (NSAIDs) Analgesics

Diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), Naproxen (Anaprox)

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a <1/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 1 day, then the treatment can be administered.

Sedatives

Alprazolam (Xanax), Chlordiazepoxide (Librium), Zaleplon (Sonata), Zolpidem (Ambien)

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a 1/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Statins

Fluvastatin (Lescol), Lovastatin (Mevacor), Pravastatin (Pravachol), Simvastatin (Zocor)

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a <0.5/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Skin agents (acne)

Isotretinoin (Accutane, Roaccutane) Tretinoin topical (Renova, Retin-A) Tazarotene (Tazorac)

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is between a 5/100 and a 10/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Skin agents (hair)

Coal tar, Minoxidil (Rogaine)

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is <0.5/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Anti-Arthritic

Specific Group or Common Name

Gold 50 or Ridaura

Comments

If YES, the treatment cannot be administered

Drug Type

Anti- Arthritic or Immunosuppressant

Specific Group or Common Name

Azathioprine (Imuran, Azasan)

Comments

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Drug Type

Anti Arrythmic

Specific Group or Common Name

Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), Aratac

Comments

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Drug Type

-

Specific Group or Common Name

Quinidine

Comments

f YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a 10/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Antibiotics

Specific Group or Common Name

Fluoroquinolones: Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Levofloxacin (Levaquin), Lomefloxacin (Maxaquin),Norfloxacin (Noroxin), Ofloxacin (Floxin)

Tetracyclines: Demeclocycline (Declomycin), Doxycycline (Vibramycin), Minocycline (Minocin), Oxytetracycline(Terramycin)

Others: Azithromycin (Zithromax), Capreomycin (Capastat), Ceftazidime (Fortaz),cycloserine (Seromycin),Metronidazole (Flagyl), nalidixic acid (NegGram), pyrazinamide, sulfamethoxazole/ trimethoprim (Bactrim)

Comments

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Drug Type

Anti-Cancer

Specific Group or Common Name

Bexarotene (Targretin), Capecitabine (Xeloda), Dacarbazine (DTIC), Epirubicin (Ellence), Fluorouracil (5-FU), Interferon alfa (Intron A, Alferon-N), Methotrexate (Mexate), Pentostatin (Nipent), Procarbazine (Matulane), Tretinoin, oral (Vesanoid), Vinblastine (Velban, Velbe)

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is between a 1 /100 and 5/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered

Drug Type

Anticonvulsants

Specific Group or Common Name

Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Felbamate (Felbatol), Gabapentin (Neurontin), Lamotrigine (Lamictal), Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), Topiramate (Topamax), Valproic acid (Depakene)

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a 1/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Antifungals

Specific Group or Common Name

Flucytosine (Ancobon), Griseofulvin (Fulvicin, GrisPEG), Terconazole (Terazol) Voriconazole (VFEND)

Comments

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Drug Type

Antihistamines

Specific Group or Common Name

Cetirizine (Zyrtec), Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), Loratadine (Claritin), Promethazine (Phenergan)

Comments

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Drug Type

Antihypertensives

Specific Group or Common Name

Captopril (Capoten), Diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac), Enalapril (Vasotec), Nifedipine (Procardia), Sotalol (Betapace)

Comments

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Drug Type

Antimalarial

Specific Group or Common Name

Chloroquine (Aralen), Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), Pyrimethamine (Daraprim), Pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine (Fansidar), Quinine

Comments

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days

Drug Type

Antipsychotics

Specific Group or Common Name

Phenothiazines:Chlorpromazine (Thorazine), Fluphenazine (Prolixin), Perphenazine (Trilafon), Prochlorperazine (Compazine), Thioridazine (Mellaril), Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is between a 2/100 and 3/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Antiretroviral

Specific Group or Common Name

Ritonavir (Norvir), Saquinavir (Fortovase,Invirase), Zalcitabine (Hivid)

Comments

If YES, it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. If YES, it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is approximately a 2/100 chance of a light reaction.

Drug Type

Antiviral

Specific Group or Common Name

Amantadine (Symmetrel), Acyclovir (Zovirax)

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is approximately a 1/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Cardiovascular

Specific Group or Common Name

Thiazide diuretics:Bendroflumethiazide (Corzide), Chlorthalidone (Thalitone), Hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide), Hydroflumethiazide (Diucardin), Indapamide (Lozol), Methyclothiazide (Enduron), Metolazone (Zaroxolyn), Polythiazide (Renese)

Diuretics, Other:Furosemide (Lasix), Triamterene (Dyrenium)

Comments

If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.

Drug Type

Lipid regulators Other

Specific Group or Common Name

Fenofibrate (Tricor) 

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a 10/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Non-steroidal antiinflammatory (NSAIDs) Analgesics

Specific Group or Common Name

Diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), Naproxen (Anaprox)

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a <1/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 1 day, then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Sedatives

Specific Group or Common Name

Alprazolam (Xanax), Chlordiazepoxide (Librium), Zaleplon (Sonata), Zolpidem (Ambien)

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a 1/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Statins

Specific Group or Common Name

Fluvastatin (Lescol), Lovastatin (Mevacor), Pravastatin (Pravachol), Simvastatin (Zocor)

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is a <0.5/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Skin agents (acne)

Specific Group or Common Name

Isotretinoin (Accutane, Roaccutane) Tretinoin topical (Renova, Retin-A) Tazarotene (Tazorac)

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is between a 5/100 and a 10/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

Drug Type

Skin agents (hair)

Specific Group or Common Name

Coal tar, Minoxidil (Rogaine)

Comments

If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment.

There is <0.5/100 chance of a light reaction.

If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

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