• catloaf@lemm.ee
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      I skimmed. The answer is “a lot of them”. Honestly, just avoid extreme heat, regardless of whether you’re medicated or not. If you are, be extra careful.

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        Also, remember to drink shitloads of water. And be cognisant of when you are approaching heatstroke. Don’t try to push through it, find a cool place to sit and drink another liter of water while you cool off.

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    The article discusses several classes of medication, and calls out a few brands. Here’s the digested list:

    • Diuretics (“water pills” commonly used to manage high blood pressure and some kidney diseases) make you pee.more -> dehydration
    • ACE inhibitors (blood pressure management)
    • Beta Blockers (another class of blood pressure medication)
    • Calcium channel blockers (another class of BP meds)
    • “Antipsychotic medications such as haloperidol, olanzapine and risperidone”
    • “Some antidepressants” which lead have side effects of excessive sweating and repressing thirst -> dehydration
    • “Stimulants, such as amphetamines and other drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”
    • “Some over-the-counter antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), promethazine and doxylamine (Unisom)”

    Short story longer, if you regularly take any of these classes of drugs and heat advisories are actove, be sure to follow precautions and stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activities, wear loose, light colored clothing, and consider adopting a neat looking wide-brim hat as part of your summer “look.” I’m going to shill for Tilley hats here, because they’re rugged construction, timelessly stylish, and are appropriate in most situations.

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    Some antidepressants can increase sweating and repress thirst, which — much like frequent urination — can lead to dehydration during heat waves.

    Super cool that they didn’t bother to list the types of antidepressants. Very helpful. /s