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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


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Why does grapefruit juice often interact with medications?

Why does grapefruit juice often interact with medications?

Grapefruit: http://www.rxlist.com/grapefruit-page3/supplements.htm. The grapefruit may ^ the effects of many medications. ...Read more

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Grapefruit juice might interact with medications please elaborate!, what to do?

Grapefruit juice might interact with medications please elaborate!, what to do?

Check with pharmacis: There are many medications that should not be taken with grapefruit juice, please speak with your pharmacist about specific ones. ...Read more

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Grapefruit juice reacts very badly with some medications. which are they?

Grapefruit juice reacts very badly with some medications. which are they?

Grapefruit/ juice: may interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine,Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more

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Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice. The juice has some implications for medications. Does GSE have the same implications?

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice.  The juice has some implications for medications.  Does GSE have the same implications?

No, however...: Good question. The chemicals in grapefruit juice that interact with medications include naringin, bergamottin and dihydroxybergamottin. These are not found in significant amounts in Grapefruit seed extract (GSE). While pure GSE is a safe antimicrobial, I would be cautious about internal use as many products are adulterated- see http://tinyurl.com/zxcodbt See my comment for further advice. ...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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What in grapefruit juice causes you to lose weight?

What in grapefruit juice causes you to lose weight?

It doesn't: Grapefruit does not cause one to lose weight other than filling your stomach with a low calorie beverage. By doing this you help to keep your appetite in check. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more