Oxidative Stress is known to compromise the health of the human body. Any stimuli (trigger) that cause oxidative stress could possibly bring on an attack of Acute Hemolytic Anemia to those who are G6PD deficient. We found established lists of drugs, chemicals, foods, & herbs that are known to cause oxidative stress. One who is G6PD deficient may be at risk for any known triggers. The level of risk for Hemolysis by each trigger depends on the G6PD deficiency variant type as well as the individuals within each G6PDd variant group. Thus discuss with healthcare provider to review such lists with you prior to prescribing medications and treatment.

There is more research to be done to learn about these triggers. We are presently working on an avoid list that supports such findings found in the avoid lists resources given below:

G6PDd.org    Living with G6PD deficiency

G6PD.org    Safe & Unsafe


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Hemolytic anemia is a condition in which the red blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be made. Thus you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues.

SYMPTOMS of Acute Hemolytic Anemia is usually characterized by malaise, fatigue or weakness, abdominal or back pain and after a day or so, jaundice and dark urine appear and anemia develops.