Which medications should be avoided in patients with G6PD deficiency-related hemolytic anemia?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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One should discontinue oxidant medications such as sulfa drugs in patients with G-6-PD deficiency or those who have unstable hemoglobins. The following is a partial list of medications and chemicals that should be avoided in G6PD deficiency:

  • Acetanilide

  • Furazolidone

  • Isobutyl nitrite

  • Nalidixic acid

  • Naphthalene

  • Niridazole

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