A 37-year-old member asked:
why can't you eat or drink grapefruit when taking antirejection medication after a liver transplant?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Browne answered
34 years experience General Surgery
Lowers Drug Levels: Grapefruit causes special enzymes in the liver to become more active. These enzymes can cause accelerated breakdown of some of the medicines used to prevent rejection. If the drug levels drop unexpectedly, you could have a rejection episode and risk losing your transplant.
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
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