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Find the medication you are looking for and read the comments for that medication. Do not stop taking medication prescribed by your physician in order to donate blood.  

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Accutane, Amnesteem, Absorica, Claravis, Myorsian, Sotret, Zenatane (isoretinoin)

Cannot donate or must wait one month from last dose

Anxiety medication

You can donate


You can donate two days after your last dose

Antibiotics for acne or preventative for urinary track infection/gum disease

You can donate


You can donate if no seizures for 6 months


You can donate

Analgesics - Aspirin, Pain Relievers

If medication does not contain aspirin you may donate. If the medication contains aspirin, you can donate whole blood or plasma; wait three days after last dose to donate platelets.

Antacids - (i.e. Tums, Prilosec)

You can donate

Asthma medication (no attack requiring ER visit in past 30 days)

You can donate

Anticoagulants or "blood thinners" (usually to prevent blood clots in the legs and lungs and to prevent strokes)

Arixtra (fondaparinux) 2 days 
Eliquis (apixaben) 2 days
Fragmin (dalteparin) 2 days
Lovenox (enoxaparin) 2 days
Pradaxa (dabigatran) 2 days
Savaysa (edoxaban) 2 days
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) 2 days 
Coumadin, Warfilone, Jantoven (warfarin) 7 days
Heparin, low molecular weight heparin 7 days 


Anti-Fungal for localized skin/nails/vagina

You can donate

Anti-Histamine (no or mild symptoms)

You can donate

Anti-platelet agents (usually taken to prevent stroke or heart attack)

Can donate non-platelet donations

Feldene (piroxicam)  2 days 
Effient (prasugrel)  3 days 
Brilinta (ticagrelor) 
7 days 
Plavix (clopidogrel)  14 days 
Ticlid (ticlopidine) 14 days 
Zontivity (vorapaxar)

1 month 

Aubagio (teriflunomide) for relapsing multiple sclerosis

24 months

Basal cell skin cancer as Erivedge (vismodegib), Odomzo (sonidegib)

24 months from the last dose 

Birth control pills

You can donate

CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) - Immunosuppressant 

6 weeks 

Cholesterol medication

You can donate

Decongestant (no symptoms)

You can donate

Diet pill

You can donate


You can donate unless taking it for Congestive Heart Failure, then Indefinite Deferral

Experimental Medication or Unlicensed (Experimental) Vaccine 

12 months or as indicated by the Medical Director

Female hormones

You can donate

Finasteride (Proscar/Propecia)

Cannot donate for one month from last dose

Growth hormones from human pituitary glands

You cannot donate

Gardasil (Human Papilloma Virus)

You can donate

Hepatitis B Immune Globulin

12 months

Hepatitis B or C 

Cannot donate at any time 

Hepatitis A

You can donate

Insulin (U.S. licensed)

You can donate

Insulin (beef/bovine) manufactured in the United Kingdom

Cannot donate at any time

Isotretinoin (Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis or Sotret)

Cannot donate or must wait one month from last dose

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV) - Truvada, Descovy, Tivicay, Isentress (tenofovir, emtricitabine dolutegravir, raltegravir)

3 months - as of July 9, 2020

HIV treatment is also known as antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Cannot donate at any time

Propecia (finasteride)

Cannot donate or must wait one month from last dose

Prostate symptoms

Proscar (finasteride)
Cannot donate or must wait one month from last dose
Dutasteride (Avodart) Cannot donate or must wait six months from last dose
Jalyn Cannot donate or must wait six months from last dose



Soriatane (acitretin) 36 months 
Tegison (etretinate) Cannot donate at any time

Rheumatoid arthritis

Arava (leflunomide) 24 months 
Rinvoq (upadacitinib) 1 month as of July 9, 2020

Sleeping pill

You can donate


Oral Steroid You can donate 
Topical Steroid  You can donate 


Thalomid (thalidomide) for multiple myeloma

1 month 

Thyroid medication

You can donate


You can donate

Vitamins/ Herbal Supplements

You can donate

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