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does anyone no why grapefruit cant be mixed with meds ( interestin fact)

why arnt you suppose to drink or eat grapefruit on meds like xanx and methadome and all that

i also was looking up things about the fruit and it said if your a woman that eats them yous 30 percent more likly to get breast cancer what the hecks up with this fruit from hell
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I don't know why you can't eat grapefruit and take some medicines.  I think it may be because of the acidity.
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wow that is an interesting question i did not know that...especcially about the breast cancer thing hmmm...
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lol thats funny man lol....I believe u cant eat grapefruit because the acids will make those kind of drugs get into your system more rapidly...maybe too much....I'm not positive but that makes sense to me....Peace!
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How does grapefruit interact with medicines?
Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice can cause higher levels of some medicines in your body, making it more likely that you will have side effects from the medicine.

Interactions can happen up to 3 days after eating or drinking grapefruit. This means you cannot drink grapefruit juice in the morning and take your medications later in the day to stop possible medicine interactions.


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Do all medicines interact with grapefruit?
Only some medicines interact with grapefruit. Examples include medicines for:


High cholesterol: atorvastatin (one brand: Lipitor) and simvastatin (one brand: Zocor)
High blood pressure: felodipine (one brand: Plendil), nifedipine (one brand: Procardia), and nisoldipine (one brand: Sular)
Heart arrhythmia (when your heartbeat isn't normal): amiodarone (one brand: Cordarone) and disopyramide (one brand: Norpace)
If you don't know if the medicine you are taking interacts with grapefruit, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor usually can prescribe another medicine that doesn't interact with grapefruit.
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