Donating Blood & Platelets: Medications That May Delay Your Donation

Certain medications may delay your ability to donate blood. If you are taking any medication, even if it is not listed here, please call the Blood Donor Room at 212-639-7643 to determine your eligibility.

Drug/Medication Eligibility for Donation
Accutane

You are eligible one month after completing last dose.

Amnesteem

You are eligible one month after completing last dose.

Antibiotics

You are eligible 48 hours after completion of therapy if taken for infection and condition is resolved. Donations are permitted if you are taking antibiotics for acne.

Anticoagulants 14 days after the last dose.Your condition may need to be evaluated.Call the Blood Donor Room, 212-639-7643 to review.
Antidepressants No restrictions.
Anti-hypertensives No restriction if blood pressure within an acceptable range.
Anti-inflammatories (Examples: Advil, Motrin, Naprosin) You are eligible to donate platelets 48 hours after taking any anti-inflammatory medication, including common over-the-counter medications. Anti-inflammatories do not affect eligibility to donate whole blood.
Aspirin You are eligible 72 hours after last taking aspirin for a platelet donation. Aspirin does not affect eligibility to donate whole blood.
Avodart

You are eligible six months after completing last dose.

Cardiovascular Drugs Call the Blood Donor Room, 212-639-7643 to review.

Claravis

You are eligible one month after completing last dose.

Flagyl You are eligible one year after completion of treatment for sexually transmitted disease; you are eligible 48 hours after completion of treatment if taken for other forms of infection.
Injectable drugs (Examples: Remicade, Enbrel, Raptiva, Humira, Amevive) You are eligible six months after completing last dose.
Methotrexate

You are eligible seven days after completing last dose.

Pituitary Growth Hormone You may not donate if derived from human sources.
Proscar You are eligible to donate one month after last dose.
Propecia You are eligible to donate one month after last dose.
Tegison You may NOT donate.
Soriatane You are eligible three years after completion of treatment.
Sotret You are eligible to donate 1 month after last dose.
Steroids Call the Blood Donor Room 212-639-7643 to review.