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GRAPEFRUIT??? WHO KNEW!!!

Jan 25, 2014 - 10 comments
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Grapefruit can interact with at least 85 different prescription drugs, increasing their concentration in blood, causing the potential for an overdose
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapefruit%E2%80%93drug_interactions

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by clean_in_ks, Jan 25, 2014
This is really great info, Rosy.  Many yrs back I did a "grapefruit diet"....and as I got older I began reading about interactions with SO MANY Rx meds.....as much as my hubby and I LOVE pink grapefruit and juice as well....we just surrendered and gave it up to be safe.  There are warnings on the fact sheets from the Pharmacy....but not everybody reads those....so, we just decided to SIMPLIFY....and not partake :)

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by ActingBrandNew, Jan 28, 2014
Yes...I had to stay away from grapefruit when I was taking the Hep Meds (not that I eat grapefruit n-e-wayz)

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by ROSYouralright, Jan 28, 2014
LOL!! I like it occasionally

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by Sonrissa, Jan 28, 2014
Blech, I don't like grapefruit.

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by ROSYouralright, Jan 28, 2014
With sugar it's yummy

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by Pat1956100, Jan 28, 2014
I can't eat it because i'm on Norvasc which is a blood pressure med.

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by ROSYouralright, Jan 28, 2014
Yea, I never knew it interfered with meds before reading that

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by ThePhoenix75, Jan 30, 2014
FYI, the reason grapefruit juice interacts with so many meds is because it metabolizes in the liver through a common pathway, the cytochrome p450 enzyme system.  When two or more drugs are used, they are not able to metabolize all of the drugs competing for the same pathway.  Therefore, one or more if the drugs build up in the system.

It is known that many addicts will try adding grapefruit juice while taking their pain meds.  Therefore they have more free drug available.  I personally think the effect is negligible.  The warning really applies to individuals who drink tons of grapefruit juice everyday.  The occasional glass should not have any impact..

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by VICourageous, Jan 30, 2014
Yes this is something I heard for Years when passing out meds. I like my Grapefruit and now I can eat all I want. Good Job on doing your homework Girl.  You just Rock on my Dear Friend..Keep up that nice since of humor too!! I love you for who you are and have since day one when I named you..OOPS that was no big deal..just slipped out but I still love you..lol

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by ROSYouralright, Jan 30, 2014
Bwahahahaha!! Yes you did Vic :)

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