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Old 07-28-2011, 07:01 AM   #1
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taking diazepam before giving blood?

hey everyone,
was wondering can you take diazepam before giving blood? i have a serious phobia of giving blood but i would really like to do it. i was wondering if i could take diazepam before giving blood to help me to relax a bit and not freak out? unless your not allowed to?
any help would be much appreciated.

 
Old 08-01-2011, 02:35 AM   #2
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Re: taking diazepam before giving blood?

Are you prescribed diazapam?

If not.. stop self medicating!! Diazapam can be especially dangerous.

Call the Red Cross and ask them, they have a list of meds that are safe.

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Old 08-01-2011, 04:41 AM   #3
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Re: taking diazepam before giving blood?

no i never said anything about self-prescribing! i was prescribed diazepam actually for anxiety thankyou very much and am aware of what type of drug it is and what it does. and i have checked the red cross website and found nothing, hence why i thought someone on here would have some experience on the topic, as giving blood can be a rather daunting aspect for some!

 
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Re: taking diazepam before giving blood?

Yehh.. Im sorry, really. I guess I stereotyped you for a min..

Looks like you might be okay. Good Luck. Mayoclinic says:

Medications of Concern for Blood Donation



Accutane© (Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret, isotretinoin) - usually given for severe acne
Avodart© (dutasteride) - usually given for prostate enlargement
Coumadin© (warfarin) - usually given to prevent blood clots
Enbrel (etanercept) - usually given to treat psoriasis, arthritis or Crohn's disease
Feldene (piroxicam) - anti-inflammatory medication – usually used for arthritis
Growth Hormone from Human Pituitary Glands - used only until 1985, usually for children with delayed or impaired growth
Hepatitis B Immune Globulin - given following an exposure to hepatitis B
Note: This is different from the hepatitis B vaccine which is a series of three injections given over a six-month period to prevent future infection from exposures to hepatitis B.
Humira (adalimumab) - usually given to treat psoriasis, arthritis or Crohn's disease
Insulin from Cows (Bovine, or Beef, Insulin) - used to treat diabetes
Plavix© (clopidogrel) - antiplatelet medication - usually given to reduct the risk of heart attack, stroke
Propecia© (finasteride) - usually given for baldness
Proscar© (finasteride) - usually given for prostate gland enlargement
Remicade (infliximab) - usually given to treat psoriasis, arthritis or Crohn's disease
Soriatane© (acitretin) - usually given for severe psoriasis
Tegison© (etretinate) - usually given for severe psoriasis
Ticlid© (ticlopidine) - antiplatelet medication - usually given to reduce the risk of stroke
Unlicensed Vaccine - usually associated with a research protocol

http://www.mayoclinic.org/donate-blood-rst/prohibited-donation-meds.html

 
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