Which medications are associated with photo-induced onycholysis?

Updated: Nov 20, 2020
  • Author: Melanie S Hecker, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Photo-induced associations, with medication and subsequent exposure to sunlight, are as follows:

  • Tetracycline and its derivatives

  • Psoralens

  • Fluoroquinolones

  • Chloramphenicol

  • Benoxaprofen

  • Chlorpromazine

  • Chlortetracycline

  • Demethylchlortetracycline

  • Doxycycline [3, 4]

  • Minocycline [5]

  • Oral contraceptives

  • 5-Methoxypsoralen (Psoraderm 5)

  • Aminolevulinic acid (from phototherapy) [6]

  • Olanzapine [7]

  • Aripiprazole [7]

  • Griseofulvin [8]


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