Is sunburn a side effect of prednisone? Should I avoid being in the sun while taking prednisone?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 17, 2022.
I am frequently out in the sun during the day. Is this going to be a problem while taking prednisone?
No, you do not need to avoid being in the sun while taking Prednisone as it does not have increased sensitivity to the sun as a listed side effect.
However, you should follow everyday sun safe techniques such as using sunscreen and covering up to reduce sun damage to your skin.
You can view a comprehensive list of prednisone side-effects here: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/prednisone-side-effects.html
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