G6PD Deficiency Association: Home

The Association

Our Activities
The association offers assistance to persons affected by the G6PD enzyme deficiency and their families, including helping with the protection of patients' social rights; informing and educating affected persons and the medical community on all aspects of the deficiency; helping organize petitions calling for government actions; and more.

Among the resources offered by the association are lists of contraindicated drugs (including some trade-names); an online forum; mailing lists; and a reserved area for medical professionals.

How to support us
Your contribution counts.
You will be helping us to provide information and educate patients and medical personnel (as well as you and your family) about the various aspects of G6PD deficiency and the latest developments in this field.

You will also be granted access to protected areas of our site, including:
- Trade-name search of contraindicated drugs;
- Mailing-list search;
- The Association's informative brochure;
- Etc.




Brochure
View or print this quick reference handout, including answers to frequently asked questions, lists of drugs and foodstuff to avoid or that are safe to take, and more. [For paying members only.]


Web Links
LinksLinks to additional sources of inforamtion available online. The list is updated often. Visitors' suggestions are welcomed.


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Assistance

Neonates
A must-read for new parents. Learn of common risks and what to watch out for in the most delicate moment in the life of a G6PD deficient baby. Even if newborn screening for G6PD deficiency is performed in your hospital, you should still read this.


Health Care Providers & Test Labs
Test LabsList of health care providers and test labs near you: check your enzyme level and diagnose your G6PD deficiency. Find out where you can determine your deficency variant and enzyme level.


Unsafe Drugs
List of drugs and foodstuff that should be avoided by G6PD deficient patients. Reaction to these drugs vary according to variant and other conditions, such as fatigue, stress level, altitude, etc.


Safe Drugs
List of drugs that can be safely given in normal therapeutic doses to G6PD deficient subjects (some of the listed drugs appear also in our Unsafe Drug List under "low risk"). Please consult with your pediatrician or physician before taking any of these.


Articles & Research Papers
Articles and Research PapersA collection of research papers, including fundamental articles by such world experts in the field as the late Ernest Beutler M.D. and Prof. Lucio Luzzatto; must-read articles about neonatal jaundice and kernicterus; papers on muscular problems caused by exercise; and more.