What should be avoided by patients with sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Patients should avoid the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Nonprescribed prescription drugs
  • Cigarettes, marijuana, and cocaine
  • Seeking care in multiple institutions

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