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Amoxicillin Grapefruit Juice
No worries: Perhaps you have heard about as many as 85 drug interactions with grapefruit juice! But fortunately this effect doesn't extend much to other juices. Orange juice may impair the absorption of a few fluoroquinolone antibiotics, but cefprozil isn't in that class. I don't find anything about prune juice. I think you'll be fine drinking these in moderation while taking cefprozil. Stay well:) ...Read more
Yes.: Grapefuit and grapefruit juice have the potential to interact with numerous drugs. They interfere with hepatic and intestinal enzyme cytochrome p450 isoform cyp3a4 and are believed to be primarily responsible for the effects of grapefruit on the enzyme. Omeprazole (prilosec) is one of the drugs that is affected. ...Read more
Avoid it: Vinegar is acidic. If you are on omperazole to cut down on stomach acid it is best not to add more acid to the stomach. I would avoid the vinegar. ...Read more
No: There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more
Yes you can: Statin (short for a class cholesterol drug with generic/medical name ending with statin such as Atorvastatin (lipitor) or Simvastatin (zocor) or Rosuvastatin (crestor). Zocor (simvastatin) has significant interaction with grapefruit/juice but fortunately Crestor should be fine. So, drink on. Eat well, exercise regularly, and follow-up wit doc for periodic lab testing/monitoring. Good luck. ...Read more
Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit juice blocks special enzymes in the wall of the small intestine that actually destroys many medications and prevents their absorption into the body. Thus, smaller amounts of the drugs get into the body than are ingested. When the action of this enzyme is blocked, more of the drugs get into the body and the blood levels of these medications increase. This can lead to toxic side effects. ...Read more
Does apple cider vinegar interact with duiretic? I'm taking lossartan potassium hydrochlorothyazide & nevivolol. Can i take apple cider vinegar?
Grapefruit and stati: Generally you should significantly restrict your intake of grapefruit and its juice while taking statins because they reduce the breakdown of the drug and you can get toxicity and more side effects. The effect of ingesting grapefruit lasts the whole day. Statins most affected are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zocor. Pravastatin's interaction is thought to be less but caution is still generally advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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