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Does Grapefruit Juice Affect Thyroid Medication
Does squirt soda contain enough grapefruit juice to interact with medications like viagra (sildenafil)?
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg. Is it safe to drink grapefruit juice with this medication?
I understand that you aren't supposed to take grapefruit juice with medication but what about grapefruit seed? It's in one of my UTI medications and i wanted to know if i can take klonopin (clonazepam) with that..
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
Ok, what's the truth about trazadone and citrus? I can't have orange or grapefruit juice ever again?
Interaction: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice inhibits an enzyme in the liver that is responsible for breaking down certain medications, so combining them leads to an increase in the level of that medicine in the blood with potentially grave consequences. So better discuss the issue with your doctor, dosage may be worked out in special circumstances. ...Read more
I've heard that grapefruit juice interacts with Prozac (fluoxetine). Am I right to assume that I shouldn't eat grapefruit for breakfast whilst taking Prozac (fluoxetine)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Grapefruit juice doesn't cause or help with weight loss. It tastes good and is healthy, but you need to eat less, exercise more to lose weight. The grapefruit juice calories have to be included in your intake of calories. You have to burn off 3500 more than you take in to lose a pound. Talk to a good registered dietitian. ...Read more
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 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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