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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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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 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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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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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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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

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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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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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Tramadol and grapefruit juice side effects?

Interactions.: Drugs.Com drug interaction checker did not show interactions between grapefruit juice and tramadol. ...Read more

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Can sweetened grapefruit juice help with weight loss?

Can sweetened grapefruit juice help with weight loss?

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

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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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Does grapefruit juice really increase the effects of oxycodone?

Does grapefruit juice really increase the effects of oxycodone?

No: grapefruit juice can interfere with certain enzymes in the liver that are involved with the metabolism of a number of drugs, and for that reasons many hospitals have eliminated grapefruit and its juice from their menus. However, oxycodone is not one of those drugs. ...Read more

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Can you take grapefruit juice while taking blood pressure pills?

Can you take grapefruit juice while taking blood pressure pills?

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

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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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Thyroid (Definition)

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