Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
Xanax And Grapefruit Juice?
About This Community:

This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Xanax And Grapefruit Juice?

its been 6months but im back lol. and been clean the whole 6months too..anyway,my question is about xanax. iv been on it (with a legal script) for about 3years. i recently got a new script with a dosage increase, im 0n 1mg up to four times a day. anyway i got a "leaflet" with my new script saying DO NOT drink grapefruit juice with xanax cuz it can increase the sedation effects of it..does anyone know if thats true? cuz i usualy drink that or orange juice 4the vitimin-c..im tryn 2stay healthy for once...
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
to your post about grapefruit juice and xanax...it IS contraindicated because it increases blood concentrations by stopping the metabolism-----meaning the levels of xanax in your blood increase because the grapefruit juice makes the body not metabolize the xanax at the normal rate....  Hope this helps!  Good Luck and Congratulations on your recovery!!!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I know that you're not supposed to take it with valium either because it has the same effect.  I take a blood pressure medicine that has that warning on it also. I've just switched drinking my grapefruit juice to lunch instead of breakfast.  
Good luck,
Yoda
Blank
209656_tn?1272300665
Hi there,

Yeah, I have been taking Valium for a while now, and you DO NOT want to drink Grapefruit Juice.

I asked the RX about this, and it will cause the medicine to work the way it supposed to, because the Grapefruit juice does sometype of cleansing in your liver.

Hope this helps,

God Bless,

Todd
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
If grapefruit juice cleanses the liver, I'd better go get a case.  Good to know.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Addiction Answerers
1235186_tn?1339127464
Blank
atthebeach
on the beach, NJ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
weaver71
Other
6942344_tn?1407485574
Blank
Amandag78
Perth, Australia
5347058_tn?1381192026
Blank
ariley13
Boston, MA
1926359_tn?1331591739
Blank
lulu747
Vancouver
2083449_tn?1381358308
Blank
Sonrissa
NV