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Is sunburn a side effect of prednisone? Should I avoid being in the sun while taking prednisone?

Medically reviewed by 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?

Official answer


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:

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