Did you know that hot weather doesn’t mix with some medications? If you take antidepressants, stimulants (for, say, ADHD), diuretics (for high blood pressure), anticholinergics, beta blockers (for heart issues), you might find some unexpected side effects during the summer.

Some of them make it harder for your body to regulate its temperature, raising your risk of heat exhaustion — often by reducing your ability to sweat properly. Others, including some antibiotics, can make you more sensitive to the sun.

Don’t risk exhaustion, heat stroke, or even serious sunburn. Find out if the meds you take might require a few extra precautions.

The good news is that you don’t need to wait (and pay) for a doctor’s appointment to find out if you might be affected. Just ask your pharmacist. They’re the medication experts, after all, and they’re a lot more accessible — just walk on in! And while you’re there, maybe pick up some sunscreen or a fancy new water bottle to keep with you.