Sunshine and Amiodarone

Try to avoid exposure to sunshine while using amiodarone (Cordarone®, Pacerone®, Nexterone®). This prescription medication can make you more sensitive to the sun. In fact, in some cases, people may develop a bluish-gray skin tone after exposure to sunshine.
You should contact your healthcare provider if you notice any skin reactions or changes in your skin color. In many cases, this change is temporary and your normal skin color will return after stopping this medication. However, for some people the change in skin color is permanent.
To help minimize problems, make sure to wear sunscreen and protective clothing when you are out in the sun.
(To learn more about avoiding sunshine while taking amiodarone, click Precautions and Warnings With Amiodarone. This Web selection outlines other possible complications that may occur while taking this medication, including information on why some people should not use this particular product.)
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