I have taken Caramazepine for 50 years for epilepsy and have always sun tanned easley . Could this be due to my long term use of this drug??
I too have been on Carbamazepine ,(for approx. 12 yrs.) i tan easily as well.It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight(especially bet.10 am & 3 pm) because severe sunburn can occur.Carbamazepine can cause pigment changes( & even skin rashes if not careful.) I assume that you use sunblock or suntan products, just be sure to use one with @ least a SPF of 50.I hope that this will answer your question.
I started taking Carbatrol about 10 years ago & I also tanned easily. The pharmacist told me this drug as well as the steroids I take could have an impact on skin pigmentation. Unfortunately I have now had 2skin cancers removed so I have been doubling up on sunscreen. Good luck
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