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Drink Grapefruit Juice
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
Yes, a little: Clear liquids (water; fruit juices WITHOUT pulp -- apple, white grape; fruit flavored beverages -- fruit punch, lemonade; carbonated drinks; Jello; and tea/coffee without milk/cream) are recommended. So grapefruit juice is not technically a clear liquid. So have a glass if you must, but really better to go with the list above. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Quick is not best: Grapefruit juice and similar pro-metabolic agents can give you an advantage, if you are doing the basics right: high fiber, lower simple carb, high quality protein, medium fat content and moving your body regularly by steadily introducing more physical activity. A body in motion, combined with a slightly net-negative calorie balance is the key to loosing weight and keeping it off. ...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
Correct!: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with your body's breaking down medicines like xanax (alprazolam) and valium. They could build up in your system, making you drowsy or having other side effects. Avoid grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods while on these medicines. You can enjoy orange juice, though! ...Read more
Klonopin (clonazepam) effects:
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As per American Heart Association Grape Juice is a good source of vitamin C, Potassium and Dietary fiber.
As per Harvard Health Publications, Klonopin (clonazepam) has little or no interaction with grapefruit juice. Enjoy!
Klonopin (clonazepam) is a medication for Anxiety. See Psychiatrist for follow up and Therapy.
Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga, ...Read more
I am taking lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg. Is it safe to drink grapefruit juice with this medication?
No: Never heard of any type of contraindication between grapefruit juice and ocp. ...Read more
What happens if you drink grapefruit juice when you take zyprexa? I read that it interacts with grapefruit. The enzymes
Inhibits metabolism: Grapefruit juice may (especially with fresh-squeezed from fresh grapefruit) significantly inhibit the metabolism of Zyprexa, resulting in higher levels of the drug, which may cause oversedation and other side effects. Please avoid use of grapefruit products. They have been removed from most hospital diets because of interactions. Use orange or other citrus juices instead. ...Read more
Will eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice decrease the efficacy of depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?
Depo: No food will interfere with DepoGet a more detailed answer ›
How long should u wait after drinking grapefruit juice to take viagra (sildenafil). I have charcot marie tooth disease and ED. I drank it in a 5% juice drink?
Question unclear?: Did you mean how long before you should expect it to be working? Within an hour or two. If that doesn't answer your question please rephrase and ask again! ...Read more
I read about this before, I'm prescribed vitamin D and to drink grapefruit juice. I was just prescribed klonopin. Will the VD and GFJ affect me be ok?
Klonopin (clonazepam) levels: Might be higher when GFJ taken.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dr. My blood pressure keeps going up from 137 over 85. Twenty mins later its 170 over 95. I take lisinopril 10mg can I drink grapefruit juice same tim?
YES: However you should keep a BP journal and check your pressure 3-4 times daily (morning, noon, dinner, bedtime). Give the journal to your physician for possible medication adjustments ...Read more
No but: If u are taking any medications such as Cardizem it can interact with grapefruit juice. Please check with your md! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can drink grapefruit juice if you are on metoprolol tartrate. There is no interaction between grapefruit juice and metoprolol tartrate. ...Read more
I read on line that it is safe to drink red grapefruit juice if your taking pravachol, (pravastatin) is it?
In moderation: Safer to eat red grapefruit, as you are less likely to eat 6, 12, 20, etc, than drink 1/2 gallon, which might cause drug metabolism issue with certain meds. Intermittent use (/eating or drinking) allows time for liver to process the meds and other things presented to it. ...Read more
Since Soma (carisoprodol) is a prodrug, will drinking white grapefruit juice reduce the efficacy of it, since it uses enzymes to turn it to it's active metabolite?
Soma (carisoprodol): Effect is only minimum.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I take vitamins with water and still drink 100% unsweetened grapefruit juice in the course of the day?
Of course: Grapefruit and its juice reacts with many prescription medication, but not vitamins. Take care. ...Read more
Will I be ok if I drink a sports drink that has grapefruit juice in the ingredients in the morning then at night take my zyprexa? Bad Interactions?
It should be fine: No interaction identified with this combination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Citrus = acid: Orange and grapefruit juice contain lots of acids including vitamin c. So, if there are any ulcers or open sores in the mouth or throat, you can get a bad feeling. Tomatoes may do the same thing. Try avoiding these foods for a little while then, if the pain doesn't go away, see an ENT who can look inside your throat and get you some treatment. ...Read more