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Commonly prescribed and non prescribed acceptable medications

List of commonly used medications that are acceptable when donating blood or plasma.

Platelet only donors, see addition information in next list

If your medication is not listed here, you may still be eligible to donate. Call 1 888 2 DONATE to speak with one of our trained health professionals.

Acebutolol

Diltiazem

Paxil

Adalat

Doxazosin

Penbutolol

Advil

Effexor

Phenelzine

Aleve

Eltroxin

Piroxicam

Allopurinol

Felodipine

Plavix

Amitriptyline

Flomax

Penbutolol

Amlodipine

Fluoxetine

Prazosin

 

Fluvoxamine

Propranolol

Aspirin

Hydralazine

Protriptyline

Atarax

Hytrin

Prozac

Atenolol

Ibuprofen

Rabeprazole

Ativan

Inderal

Ramipril

Atorvastatin

Indomethacin

Reactin

Betaxolol

Lexapro

Remeron

Bisoprolol

Lipitor

Ritalin

Buspar

Lopressor

Sectral

Cardizem

Lyrica

Sertraline

Cardura

Meloxicam

Sinequan

Catapress

Metoprolol

Stelazine

Celebrex

Minipress

Synthroid

Celexa

Mobic

Tenormin

Cipralex

Monocor

Terazosin

Citalopram

Nadolol

Trazodone

Clomipramine

Naproxen

Tylenol

Clonidine

Nasonex

Venlafaxine Xr

Compazine

Nexium

Ventolin

Corgard

Nifedipine

Verapamil

Coversyl

Nortriptyline

Wellbutrin

Crestor

Norvasc

Yasmin

Cymbalta

Oxazepam

Zoloft

Desipramine

Paroxetine

Zyban

 

List identifies some of the commonly used medications that inhibit platelet function.

Platelet only donors require a period of time off these medications as indicated after the *asterisk.

If your medication is not listed here and you are wondering about your eligibility, call  1 888 2 DONATE to speak with one of our trained health professionals.

Advil *24 hours

Aspirin *72 hours

Naproxen *72 hours

Aleve *72 hours

Ibuprofen *24 hours

Piroxicam *14 days

Arthrotec *72 hours

Indomethacin *24 hours

Plavix *14 days