Hemolysis| Medications

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  • Hemolysis| Medications


  • Some medications can induce antibodies to react against RBCs: include cephalosporins, penicillins, check-point inhibitors, others
  • Some medications induce hemolysis in setting of G6PD deficiency, including: rasburicase, dapsone, others

Risk Factors

  • G6PD deficiency - more common in people from (or with ancestral ties to) Mediterranean, Asia, Africa, Middle East


  • Jaundice
  • Dark urine
  • SOB, fatigue, palpitations

Physical Exam Findings

  • Jaundice
  • May have tachycardia