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Retrospective analysis of drug photosensitivity in Norway
Author(s): Edgar Selvaag
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Paper Abstract

Reports on adverse drug reactions, as they were recorded at the Norwegian Medicines Control Authority beginning in the year 1970 up to 1994 were analyzed especially with regard to cutaneous reactions and photosensitivity reactions. During the time period, almost 13.000 side effects were reported. Out of these 799 reports involved the skin and appendages, and 64 out of these reports (8%) were classified as photosensitivity reactions. Tetracyclines, diuretics, antihypertensive agents, and urologicals were the drugs which most often caused photosensitivity reactions. In addition, a number of uncommon photosensitizing drugs were reported. The risk for photosensitization is discussed on the background of experimental data and the prescription rates of these substances.

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Date Published: 4 February 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3564, Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry II, (4 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339138
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Edgar Selvaag, Ulleval Hospital/Univ. of Olso and Aker Univ. Hospital (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3564:
Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry II
Gregory B. Altshuler; Stefan Andersson-Engels; Reginald Birngruber; Peter Bjerring; Adolf Friedrich Fercher; Herbert J. Geschwind; Raimund Hibst; Herbert Hoenigsmann; Frederic Laffitte; Hericus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Editor(s)

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