These Common Medications Can Make Heat Waves More Dangerous (antidepressants, blood pressure, etc.)

Note: And, rapamycin makes you more sensitive to the sun, so be sure to cover up!

A major heat wave is expected to hit much of the eastern United States this week. And millions of people across the country are taking medications that may make them more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.

Taking certain drugs — including some used to treat mental health conditions, high blood pressure and allergies — can make it even more difficult to stay hydrated or efficiently cool your body when it’s hot outside. Here’s what to know, and how to stay safe during scorching temperatures.

Read the full story: These Common Medications Can Make Heat Waves More Dangerous (NYTimes)

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