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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Donating Blood While Taking Medication
I just wanted to know if it was okay to donate blood while taking the prescribed medication (Clomiphene) Clomid. I take it monthly for a 5 day period. The strengt is 50mg and I`m taking 2 a day. I`ve already taken them for this month and it`s nearly time for ovulation??
The clomid would increase your estrogen levels, and there would be metabolites of clomid in your blood stream at this time. I would simply check with your blood bank, as they always ask for a list of any medications that you might be taking before you donate blood.
Daniel B Williams, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati