Which medications in the drug class Vitamins are used in the treatment of Polymorphous Light Eruption?

Updated: Jan 22, 2020
  • Author: Saud A Alobaida, MBBS, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Vitamins

These agents are essential for normal DNA synthesis and cell function.

Beta carotene

Beta-carotene may provide a limited level of photoprotection. It causes yellowing of skin (carotenoderma). Any photoprotection afforded increases slowly after the drug is commenced over a 4- to 6-week period. When discontinued, skin color and benefit fade over several weeks.

Niacin (Vitamin B-3)

The source of niacin is used in tissue respiration, lipid metabolism, and glycogenolysis.


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