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Can I Drink Grapefruit Juice With Wellbutrin
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am taking lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg. Is it safe to drink grapefruit juice with this medication?
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?
No: Never heard of any type of contraindication between grapefruit juice and ocp. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Grapefruit juice interacts w viagra (sildenafil), (sildenafil) so would a grapefruit beer also interact? I do not drink & take meds. But could you take viagra (sildenafil) the day after?
Viagra (sildenafil): Yes you can, and as needed before the performance. ...Read more
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
Will eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice decrease the efficacy of depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?
Depo: No food will interfere with DepoGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
Will I be ok if I drink a sports drink that has grapefruit juice in the ingredients in the morning then at night take my zyprexa? Bad Interactions?
It should be fine: No interaction identified with this combination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello Doctor, I weigh 85 kgs. I would like to reduce. So I have been told that drinking a glass of grapefruit juice before every meal helps. Does it?
Water better: A big glass of water will be better. ...Read more
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
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
Since Soma (carisoprodol) is a prodrug, will drinking white grapefruit juice reduce the efficacy of it, since it uses enzymes to turn it to it's active metabolite?
Soma (carisoprodol): Effect is only minimum.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does it help to drink a mixture of grapefruit juice, apple cider vinegar and honey before each meal to loose weight?
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