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The Novel Coronavirus poses new challenges to G6PD deficient persons.

Medications that are being experimented with and, in some places, used might be of great risk to G6PD deficients.

In this section we list recent related studies of Coronavirus drugs, some of them are of great risk, others have not been tested yet.

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The Association

Activities of the association
Over the years the association has offered assistance to persons affected by the G6PD enzyme deficiency and their families, including 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 that were offered by the association are lists of contraindicated drugs (including some trade-names); an online forum (viewing only); mailing lists (now closed).
The site, the list of drugs and list of medical centers are still offered thanks to the work of volunteers.

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 information available online. The list is updated often. Visitors' suggestions are welcomed.


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.

Medical centers Italy
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 deficiency variant and enzyme level. 

High- and Low-Risk Drugs
List of drugs and foodstuff that should be avoided or taken with caution by G6PD deficient patients, along with their risk levels. Reaction to these drugs vary according to variant and other conditions, such as fatigue, stress level, altitude, etc. 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.