plasma donation medication list
Plasma Donation Medication List
Plasma donation is a process in which healthy individuals donate their plasma for medical purposes. Plasma is a fluid component of the blood that is essential for treating a variety of diseases and medical conditions. In order to be eligible to donate plasma, individuals must pass certain medical requirements, including a list of medications they cannot be taking at the time of donation.
Before donating plasma, individuals must provide information regarding the medications they are currently taking. All medications must be approved by the plasma donation center before the individual is allowed to donate. Here is a list of medications that would disqualify individuals from donating plasma:
• Anticoagulants (blood thinners), such as warfarin, heparin, and clopidogrel
• Immunosuppressants, such as cyclosporine, tacrolimus, and mycophenolate
• Heart medications, such as amiodarone, quinidine, and digoxin
• Hormones, such as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen
• Antidepressants, such as fluoxetine, sertraline, and paroxetine
• Blood pressure medications, such as atenolol, amlodipine, and lisinopril
• Antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, and clindamycin
• Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and prednisone
• Anticonvulsants, such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, and valproic acid
• Antiarrhythmic medications, such as amiodarone, procainamide, and quinidine
• Antivirals, such as acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir
• Herbal supplements, such as ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort, and kava
• Chemotherapy medications, such as doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and etoposide
• Vaccines, such as measles, mumps, and rubella
• Investigational drugs, such as those used in clinical trials
• Over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen
• Any other medication that has not been approved by the plasma donation center
If you are unsure whether a particular medication is allowed, it is best to contact the plasma donation center to find out.
1. Can I donate plasma if I’m taking medication?
Yes, you can donate plasma, but you must provide information about the medications you are taking. All medications must be approved by the plasma donation center before you are allowed to donate.
2. What medications disqualify me from donating plasma?
Certain medications can disqualify you from donating plasma. These include anticoagulants (blood thinners), immunosuppressants, heart medications, hormones, antidepressants, blood pressure medications, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, anticonvulsants, antiarrhythmic medications, antivirals, herbal supplements, chemotherapy medications, vaccines, investigational drugs, over-the-counter medications, and any other medication that has not been approved by the plasma donation center.
3. What if I’m taking a medication that is not on the list?
If you are taking a medication that is not on the list, it is best to contact the plasma donation center to find out if it is allowed.
4. Can I donate plasma if I’m pregnant?
No, pregnant women are not allowed to donate plasma.
5. How often can I donate plasma?
The frequency of plasma donation varies from center to center. Generally, you can donate up to two times per week, but not more than twice in a seven-day period.