drugs to avoid in G6PD deficiency

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The following drugs should be avoided by patients with G6PD deficiency:

  • sulphonamides
  • nitrofurans
  • antimalarials - chloroquine, primaquine
  • antipyretics
  • dapsone
  • probenacid
  • aspirin
  • chloramphenicol

Note, the ingestion of Fava beans should also be avoided.