Donor Qualification

Medication

 

Certain medications may pose a risk to the donor or recipient, and if you're taking them you will not be able to give blood.

You must be able to provide the name of your medications when you're on site at a blood drive.

Medications taken on a regular basis that exclude you from donating blood

Click on the corresponding letter.

COMMERCIAL/GENERIC NAMES

If you are taking any of the following medications on a regular basis, you cannot give blood.

Accutane Roche
Acenocoumarol
Acitretin
Aclavulanate
Act Diclo-Miso
Adalimumab
Adempas
Afatinib
Afinitor
Agalsidase
Agrylin
Alimta
Alitretinoin
Alkeran
Altretamine
Ambrisentan
Aminoglutethimide
Amiodarone
Amox
Amoxi
Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid
Amoxicillin/Lansoprazole/Clarithromycin
Amoxi-clav
Amoxil
Ampi
Ampicillin
Ampicin
Ampicin
Anagrelide
Anakinra
Anastrozole
Apixaban
Arava
Argatroban
Aricept
Arimidex
Arixtra
Arlidin
Aromasin
Arthrotec
Aubagio
Auranofin
Aurothiomalate
Avodart
Axitinib
Azathioprine
Bacampicillin
Belimumab
Bellergal Spacetabs
Bendamustine
Benlysta
Bicalutamide
Bicillin L-A
Bosentan
Bosonif
Bosutinib
Brenzys
Busulfan
Cabergoline
Capecitabine
Carbachol
Carbamylcholine
Carfilzomib
Carvedilol
Casodex
Ceclor
CeeNU
Cefaclor
Cefadroxil
Cefepime
Cefixime
Cefprozil
Ceftolozane
Ceftolozane/Tazobactam
Ceftin
Ceftobiprole
Cefuroxime axetil
Cefzil
Cellcept
Cephalex
Cephalexin
Certinib
Cetrorelix
Cetrotide
Chlorambucil
Clarus
Clavamoxin
Clavulin
Cloxacillin
Cloxi
Cloxin
Cordarone
Corvert
Coumadin
Crizotinib
Crystapen
Cuprimine
Cyclomen
Cyclophosphamide

If you have specific questions for Héma-Québec's staff before you go to a blood drive, please call the donor information line at 1-888-666-HEMA (4362).