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Treatment for Hep C & Grapefruit Juice

I am going to start treatment shortly for HepC.  I am wondering if I can continue to drink grapefruit juice or does it interfere with the drugs Interferon & Ribavirin?
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Zoopey
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517294 tn?1212081606
It actually can increase some drug levels because of inhibiting a liver metabolic enyzme. However neither interferon or ribavirin is metabolized by that particular enzyme(p450) so it is OK to drink your grapefruit juice. Stay Healthy! DTD
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479224 tn?1214055452
I heard that grapefruit juice was bad when taking certain drugs you should ask your Dr.
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