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Medications for Sunburn

Skin burned by exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light. See also sunburn first aid.

Drugs used to treat Sunburn

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
benzocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
lidocaine 5.5 2 reviews for lidocaine to treat Sunburn
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Brand names:
Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine, Bactine, AneCream, Xylocaine Topical, DermacinRx Lido V Pak, Zionodil, CidalEaze, Eha Lotion, LidaMantle, Lidotrans 5 Pak, Medi-Quik Spray, Moxicaine, Xylocaine Jelly, Lidogel, Lidorex, Lydexa, Regenecare HA Spray
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
vitamin a & d Rate Add review
OTC C N
Generic name:
vitamin a & d topical
Brand names:
A+D, Baza Clear
Drug class:
topical emollients
For consumers:
side effects
Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Bactine Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
AneCream Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
benzocaine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
benzocaine topical
Brand names:
Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Dermoplast, Lanacane, Anacaine
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Dermoplast Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
benzocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Xylocaine Topical Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
DermacinRx Lido V Pak Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Zionodil Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
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dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
CidalEaze Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
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dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Eha Lotion Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
LidaMantle Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Lidotrans 5 Pak Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Medi-Quik Spray Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Moxicaine Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Xylocaine Jelly Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Lidogel Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Lidorex Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Lydexa Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Regenecare HA Spray Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Lanacane Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
benzocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
A+D Rate Add review
OTC C N
Generic name:
vitamin a & d topical
Drug class:
topical emollients
For consumers:
side effects
Anacaine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
benzocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects

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Alternative treatments for Sunburn

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Sunburn. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Sunburn.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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