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lexapro grapefruit juice

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Dr. Brian Clear
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Should be avoided: Squirt does has natural grapefruit juice in it, so it can indeed cause you blood levels of Lexapro (escitalopram) to rise. Your genetics also play a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Check out http://www.drugs.com/food-interactions/escitalopram,lexapro.html which only shows potential for an interaction w/alcohol. Colleagues here sa ... Read More
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
LEXAPRO (escitalopram) STRATEGY: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a SSRI it is best taken in the evening as it can cause sedation. Avoid taking with Grapefruit juice as this may impair your ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yea: No problems. Grapefruit effects the cytochrome p 450 3a4 isozyme in the liver that metabolizes drugs. Lexapro (escitalopram) and Adderall xr are metab ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Lexapro (escitalopram): Should be ok if small amount.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: In moderation. However it may interact with certain medications like Statins hence should be avoided while on such medications
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
It doesn't: Grapefruit does not cause one to lose weight other than filling your stomach with a low calorie beverage. By doing this you help to keep your appetite ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There is no interaction between grapefruit/juice and a Butrans patch.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Grapefruit: http://www.rxlist.com/grapefruit-page3/supplements.htm. The grapefruit may ^ the effects of many medications.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Check with pharmacis: There are many medications that should not be taken with grapefruit juice, please speak with your pharmacist about specific ones.
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may increase the absorption of Atorvastatin from the GI tract causing more of the drug to end up in the bloodstream. T ... Read More
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