*The medical literature suggests that these medications and products may cause problems for people with hemoglobin H disease; however, no studies have been conducted to prove that these substances are actually harmful for people with hemoglobin H disease.
Sulfacetamide (eye drops)
Aspirin (acetaminophen is safe as alternative)
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nalidixic acid (Negram)
Iron supplements ¹
Vitamin K analogues
Toluidine Blue (a dye)
Methylene Blue (a dye)
¹Unless laboratory-proven iron deficiency.
(from A Parents’ Guide to Hemoglobin H Disease, CA Dept of Health Services, Genetic Disease Branch, Newborn Screening Program)
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