Health Canada Issues Warning about Hydrochlorothiazide use increasing risk for non-melanoma skin cancer

Health Canada Issues Warning about Hydrochlorothiazide use increasing risk for non-melanoma skin cancer

Health Canada has completed a safety review of hydrochlorothiazide and has found that prolonged use of the drug could increase a person’s risk for non-melanoma skin cancer.

Hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure and swelling. It is known to make skin more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation and sunlight, meaning patients can get sunburned more easily.

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