What drugs should be avoided in G6PD?
The following is a partial list of medications and chemicals that individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency should avoid:
- Isobutyl nitrite.
- Nalidixic acid.
- Sulfa drugs.
What drugs can trigger G6PD?
Red blood cell destruction can be triggered by infections, certain foods (such as fava beans), and certain medicines, including:
- Antimalarial medicines such as quinine.
- Aspirin (high doses)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Sulfa drugs.
- Antibiotics such as quinolones, nitrofurantoin.
Which antibiotics are safe in G6PD deficiency?
III. Medications: Safe in G6PD
Can G6PD take ciprofloxacin?
You should avoid these antibiotics if you have G6PD deficiency: Sulfa drugs, including Septra and Bactrim. Quinolones, including Cipro and Levaquin.
Is paracetamol safe in G6PD?
Yes – paracetamol and NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are safe for children with G6PD deficiency.
Is ceftriaxone safe for G6PD?
The FDA-approved drug label for ceftriaxone (ROCEPHIN) states that individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency or congenital methemoglobinemia may be at increased risk for treatment-induced methemoglobinemia.
Can we give amoxicillin in G6PD?
People with G6PD deficiency can tolerate most antibiotics. Yet several antibiotics can cause red blood cells to break down. You should also avoid “quinolone“ antibiotics.
Is ciprofloxacin safe for G6PD?
Ciprofloxacin is classified as being unsafe in G6PD deficiency by the “Italian Favism-G6PD Deficiency Association” in the Mediterranean region and Asia; however, hemolytic reactions to ofloxacin have been reported only in few unpublished cases.