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Can You Eat Grapefruit While Taking Arimidex
Not together: Grapefruit has a complex interaction on several enzymes in the liver. These same enzymes can either inhibit or magnify the effects of certain medications. So, you can eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice, but not during the same time as you take your medications. There is no direct evidence for arimidex, (anastrozole) but it is metabolized thru the liver, so best not to mix the 2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are you on it?: If you are on the medication to assist in getting pregnant, then alcohol is not your friend. If you are talking about one or two beers on an occasion, it shouldn't make any difference. If you are talking a six-pack a day (or any regular use), alcohol impairs ovulation as well as the maturation of follicles. If it is being used in the setting of breast cancer prevention, alcohol is also not good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But T4 is best taken while fasting before meals, no matter what you're eating. ...Read more
yes, but: Don't take them with grapefruit juice.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: Yes that should be okay.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not with all: Grapefruit juice can block some of the metabolic enzymes responsible for limiting absorption of calcium channel blockers such as Procardia (nifedipine) and others. This results in enhanced effects of the medication, with levels in the body being much higher than intended. This can be dangerous. Your pharmacist can help you determine if your anti-hypertensive medication is in this category. ...Read more
Yes: I found no interactions for these (although I was unable to confirm multiple vitamins). Hope that helps. ...Read more
Bipolar Disorder: Drinking with bipolar disorder is not a good idea, since alcohol can impact your mood and disrupt your sleep cycle. Keeping both these areas stable is important for your long-term welfare. Lithium itself may cause CNS depression, and so does alcohol. For this reason also, combining lithium and alcohol isn't wise. ...Read more
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