Heat and medication: Humidity and soaring temperatures can alter drug effectiveness
Egg on a sidewalk analogy
Never in the car trunk
Meds at risk
Beware of heat-related illness, sun sensitivity
It is also important to note that some medications can increase the risk of heat related illness, especially in older adults: beta-blockers, antiparkinson agents, antidepressants and diuretics are but a few. Other medications may cause increased sensitivity to the sun, otherwise known as photosensitivity. Your pharmacist should let you know if there are extra precautions you need to take while on a certain medication, but if unsure, you should always double-check.