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Can you donate blood while taking antibiotics

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: You have to be in good general health, and if you are on antibiotics, even if feeling better, should not be donating until a few days after you are of... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Hydration: You need to make sure you are drinking enough water to keep yourself well-hydrated. If you still have dark urine, you are probably not drinking enoug... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
You should not: Make sure that you have stopped taking antibiotics for at least a few days prior to giving blood. Some potential recipients could be allergic.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Most routine...: ...Fasting blood tests are not affected by recent antibiotics. For the few that are, overnight should be fine.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Possible: Many medications can be associated with a low wbc. Have to be cautious here. It is possible the low WBC was due to something else and this helped lead... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Need to know more: Would need more information to advise. Diarrhea could be unrelated as could nose bleed. Please provide the following: How long and how severe the di... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Finish cream: The first step is to finish the medication you are taking. When using vaginal cream it is very difficult to assess vaginal discharge as the cream mixe... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
It depends: It depends to the kind of infection you are having, location of the infection and the duration of the antibiotics that you took.
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Finish all meds: and consult your prescribing physician. Usually the length of time for appropriate antibiotic therapy is a minimum of 3 days however 7-10 days is most... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Usually a few days: There are various kinds of bladder infections. The most common type in women is treated for 1 to 3 days.