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My medicine says do not take with grapefruit juice. Is prune juice ok and orange juice ok though?

My medicine says do not take with grapefruit juice. Is prune juice ok and orange juice ok though?

See below: A lot of medications interact with an ingredient found naturally in grapefruits. Whether prune juice or oj is ok depends on your meds. Ask your doctor or your pharmacist after giving them a list of all your medications, otc meds, and herbs/vitamins. ...Read more

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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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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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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Is there an issue with Hyzaar and Grapefruit juice?

Is there an issue with Hyzaar and Grapefruit juice?

Not important: it may reduze the enzyme effectiveness in the liver to metabolize the hyzaar so you get a more potent ,longer lasting effect, so if you drink gratefruit juice , you could take half the dose of hyzaar for the same effect or just take it as is and get more bang for your buck. not harmful to liver except as originally put , slight risk ...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 i take arimidex (anastrozole) with grapefruit juice?

Can i take arimidex (anastrozole) with grapefruit juice?

No known interaction: Grape fruit juice does affect the liver enzymes which can alter drug metabolism. But Arimidex (anastrozole) is not one of these drugs so affected by liver enzymes. So I do not expect any significant problem from using gf-juice. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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