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Can I drink grapefruit juice with hydrochlorothiazide?

Can I drink grapefruit juice with hydrochlorothiazide?

Yes.: There is no interaction between hydrochlorothiazide and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice does interact with many medications, however, so be sure to ask when starting new medications. ...Read more

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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


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Can I drink grapefruit juice one day before colonscopy?

Can I drink grapefruit juice one day before colonscopy?

Yes, a little: Clear liquids (water; fruit juices WITHOUT pulp -- apple, white grape; fruit flavored beverages -- fruit punch, lemonade; carbonated drinks; Jello; and tea/coffee without milk/cream) are recommended. So grapefruit juice is not technically a clear liquid. So have a glass if you must, but really better to go with the list above. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Can you drink grapefruit juice with taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Can you drink grapefruit juice with taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

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

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Drinking 2 liters of grapefruit juice to lose weight. Is this a good idea?

Drinking 2 liters of grapefruit juice to lose weight. Is this a good idea?

Food Myths: There would be no health benefit or any thing about drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice that would lead to any real or lasting weight loss. This is a false or inaccurate myth. ...Read more

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I am taking atorvastatin. Can I eat a small amount of grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice?

I am taking atorvastatin. Can I eat a small amount of grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice?

No: It can cause side effects unto 3 days for Atorvastatin, Lovastatin, and Simvastatin.

if u want to take Gf or juice, change statin to Rosuvstatin, fluvastatin or pravastatin. These do not inter act with GF ...Read more

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Will there be any negative consequences of drinking grapefruit juice on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Possibly: Grapefruit juice can interfere with Lipitor (atorvastatin) breakdown thereby increasing the concentration and potency of Lipitor (atorvastatin) which can have negative consequences. ...Read more

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Does that include a grapefruit juice soda? Also known as Squirt? Can I not drink it while on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Does that include a grapefruit juice soda? Also known as Squirt? Can I not drink it while on lexapro (escitalopram)?

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 role in determining how much of an effect there is. While it's not likely that a single can of Squirt less than once or twice a week would cause a serious problem, it could. I would stay away from it. As other sour fruit options go, there's cranberry juice. ...Read more

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What is my risk if taking 10mg of atorvastatin and then eating half a grapefruit or drinking 6 oz of grapefruit juice 8 hours later?

Should not mix: Grapefruit and statins are not a good combination. The same hold true with Seville oranges (used in orange marmalade) and tangelos. Statins can have severe side effects- so rather than take a chance switch to oranges (not seville) or other fruits. See FDA info below.

http://www. Fda. Gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm292276.htm ...Read more

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Is grapefruit juice good to drink for the complexion?

Is grapefruit juice good to drink for the complexion?

Yes: Citrus in general is good for you - vitamin c is a wonderful vitamin and our diets are low in it. C helps with collagen formation which is the foundation for our skin - fights wrinkles. It also contains lycopenes which are wonderful anti-oxidants for the skin and the rest of the body.

Our bodies are too acidotic from too much animal protein and c helps alkalinize to rebuild tissues and bones. ...Read more

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Does drinking grapefruit juice affect aee inhibitors?

Does drinking grapefruit juice affect aee inhibitors?

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

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Can you ever drink grapefruit juice while taking lipatore?

No: It is not recommended to drink grapefruit juice if you're on lipitor, (atorvastatin) you can try other statins instead. Your physician will know which (more than one choice) statins are safe to take if you want to continue to drink grapefruit juice. ...Read more

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Help please! Is drinking grapefruit juice a good way to lose some weight quickly?

Help please! Is drinking grapefruit juice a good way to lose some weight quickly?

Quick is not best: Grapefruit juice and similar pro-metabolic agents can give you an advantage, if you are doing the basics right: high fiber, lower simple carb, high quality protein, medium fat content and moving your body regularly by steadily introducing more physical activity. A body in motion, combined with a slightly net-negative calorie balance is the key to loosing weight and keeping it off. ...Read more

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I love grapefruit juice. I drink it often. The abuse of grapefruit juice can cause damage?

It can - not likely.: Everything in moderation is a good idea! Too much fruit juice can increase your blood sugar and chronically burden your pancreas or even lead to frank diabetes mellitus. Eat the fruit, minimize the juice. ...Read more

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How should I drink espom salt for a good cleansing. Do I mix it with fresh grapefruit juice?

How should I drink espom salt for a good cleansing. Do I mix it with fresh grapefruit juice?

Bad idea: The mix of epsom salts and grapefruit juice will produce some interesting bowel movements -- dupes may even be told they have passed their gallstones. This kind of thing can land you in the intensive care unit. Why not get with a sensible physician who's open to "holistic medicine" and talk about some lifestyle stuff that will really make you healthier? Best wishes. ...Read more

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My pharmacist said I would have to drink like a gallon of grapefruit juice for any interaction to become an issue. Is this true?

My pharmacist said I would have to drink like a gallon of grapefruit juice for any interaction to become an issue. Is this true?

Depends: Depends on what medication you are talking about. For the cholesterol meds, there is an interaction that affects the action of the med. It is best not to drink grapefruit juice at the time you take your cholesterol med. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I drink pink grapefruit juice if I'm on metoprolol tart?

Can I drink pink grapefruit juice if I'm on metoprolol tart?

Yes: Yes, you can drink grapefruit juice if you are on metoprolol tartrate. There is no interaction between grapefruit juice and metoprolol tartrate. ...Read more

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Are you not supposed to drink grapefruit juice when taking Valium or xanax (alprazolam)?

Are you not supposed to drink grapefruit juice when taking Valium or xanax (alprazolam)?

Correct!: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with your body's breaking down medicines like xanax (alprazolam) and valium. They could build up in your system, making you drowsy or having other side effects. Avoid grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods while on these medicines. You can enjoy orange juice, though! ...Read more

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Can you drink grapefruit juice while taking klonopin (clonazepam). I do not do it often..

Klonopin (clonazepam) effects: I commend you for your desire for Good Health by seeking information.

As per American Heart Association Grape Juice is a good source of vitamin C, Potassium and Dietary fiber.

As per Harvard Health Publications, Klonopin (clonazepam) has little or no interaction with grapefruit juice. Enjoy!
Klonopin (clonazepam) is a medication for Anxiety. See Psychiatrist for follow up and Therapy.
Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga, ...Read more

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I am taking lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg. Is it safe to drink grapefruit juice with this medication?

I am taking lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg. Is it safe to drink grapefruit juice with this medication?

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 ability to absorb the medication. ...Read more

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Realistically can a few glasses of grapefruit juice per week cause negative health effects with 20mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) daily? Or do you need to drink much more?

Realistically can a few glasses of grapefruit juice per week cause negative health effects with 20mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) daily? Or do you need to drink much more?

This is variable: Remember. ..Grapefruit juice is very concentrated & this can interfere with metabolism of Lipitor (atorvastatin). ..Best to avoid! ...Read more

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Can I take vitamins with water and still drink 100% unsweetened grapefruit juice in the course of the day?

Can I take vitamins with water and still drink 100% unsweetened grapefruit juice in the course of the day?

Of course: Grapefruit and its juice reacts with many prescription medication, but not vitamins. Take care. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink grapefruit juice when you take zyprexa? I read that it interacts with grapefruit. The enzymes

What happens if you drink grapefruit juice when you take zyprexa? I read that it interacts with grapefruit. The enzymes

Inhibits metabolism: Grapefruit juice may (especially with fresh-squeezed from fresh grapefruit) significantly inhibit the metabolism of Zyprexa, resulting in higher levels of the drug, which may cause oversedation and other side effects. Please avoid use of grapefruit products. They have been removed from most hospital diets because of interactions. Use orange or other citrus juices instead. ...Read more

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Will grapefruit juice affect me if I drink it will taking ibproufen, clindmaycin, clonzaemp, tylenol, (acetaminophen) paroxtine, flovaine plus capsules? What will do?

Will grapefruit juice affect me if I drink it will taking ibproufen, clindmaycin, clonzaemp, tylenol, (acetaminophen) paroxtine, flovaine plus capsules? What will do?

Meds: Grapefruit juice is a very peculiar as it can affect the properties of many medications. If I was you since you are multiple meds just avoid grapefruit juice. Additionally, I would talk to your doctor as you are on a lot of meds for being so young! ...Read more

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Can you drink grapefruit juice if you take Adderall XR and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you drink grapefruit juice if you take Adderall XR and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yea: No problems. Grapefruit effects the cytochrome p 450 3a4 isozyme in the liver that metabolizes drugs. Lexapro (escitalopram) and Adderall xr are metabolized predominantly by the cyp2d6 enzyme system, so there should be no problem. ...Read more

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I read on line that it is safe to drink red grapefruit juice if your taking pravachol, (pravastatin) is it?

I read on line that it is safe to drink red grapefruit juice if your taking pravachol, (pravastatin) is it?

In moderation: Safer to eat red grapefruit, as you are less likely to eat 6, 12, 20, etc, than drink 1/2 gallon, which might cause drug metabolism issue with certain meds. Intermittent use (/eating or drinking) allows time for liver to process the meds and other things presented to it. ...Read more

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Is a cleansing for 3 days, every month, good or bad? A cleanse being no food but a drink consisting of epsom salts, grapefruit juice and olive oil.

Is a cleansing for 3 days, every month, good or bad? A cleanse being no food but a drink consisting of epsom salts, grapefruit juice and olive oil.

No proof: There is no proof of any benefit nor of safety from cleansing, regardless of regimen. There is no proof that any toxic stool builds up in your colon. Just eat plenty of fruits & vegetables on a daily basis. While I can't speak for south africa, in the states, we recommend screening colonoscopy for low risk patients beginning at 50yo. Prep for that will clean out bowels but not necessary every mont. ...Read more

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If that grapefruit juice does speed metabolism and burn fat, when is the most effective time to drink it?

Depends: The pro-metabolic effect of grapefruit is hard to measure precisely. Based on what we know about energy metabolism after periods of exercise, most carbs go back into muscle to replenish glycogen stores and therefore are not transformed into fatty acids and therefore not stored as fat. So, it makes most since to consume it in between meals or with a snack to keep the metabolic engine humming along. ...Read more

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I drink 8 oz of grapefruit juice every day. Will this destroy the enamel on my teeth? If so, should I stop drinking this juice?

I drink 8 oz of grapefruit juice every day. Will this destroy the enamel on my teeth? If so, should I stop drinking this juice?

Not recommended: Acidic drinks erode and soften tooth enamel. Drinking something acidic, like grapefruit juice, then rinse your mouth and wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth, since you can actually brush the acidity deeper into your teeth and get cavities. Moderation is the key. ...Read more

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I suffering with multiple kidneys Stones. Can I drink Grape juice. Some people saying grapefruit juice that have high oxalate levels?

See below: It is true that "some" studies have shown an increased risk of forming kidney stones with grapefruit juice though exact mechanism unclear.?? related to higher oxalate content. General guidelines for stone prevention include moderate protein intake, low sodium/salt, low oxalate, high citrate, normal calcium, and drinking enough clear liquids to generate 70-80 oz of urine per 24 hrs. ...Read more

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How long should u wait after drinking grapefruit juice to take viagra (sildenafil). I have charcot marie tooth disease and ED. I drank it in a 5% juice drink?

How long should u wait after drinking grapefruit juice to take viagra (sildenafil). I have charcot marie tooth disease and ED. I drank it in a 5% juice drink?

Question unclear?: Did you mean how long before you should expect it to be working? Within an hour or two. If that doesn't answer your question please rephrase and ask again! ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more