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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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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 drink grapefruit juice one day before colonscopy?

Can I drink grapefruit juice one day before colonscopy?

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

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Can you ever drink grapefruit juice while taking lipatore?

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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Help please! Is drinking grapefruit juice a good way to lose some weight quickly?

Help please! Is drinking grapefruit juice a good way to lose some weight quickly?

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

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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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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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I am taking atorvastatin. Can I eat a small amount of grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice?

I am taking atorvastatin. Can I eat a small amount of grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice?

No: It can cause side effects unto 3 days for Atorvastatin, Lovastatin, and Simvastatin.

if u want to take Gf or juice, change statin to Rosuvstatin, fluvastatin or pravastatin. These do not inter act with GF ...Read more

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Will there be any negative consequences of drinking grapefruit juice on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Possibly: Grapefruit juice can interfere with Lipitor (atorvastatin) breakdown thereby increasing the concentration and potency of Lipitor (atorvastatin) which can have negative consequences. ...Read more

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Are you not supposed to drink grapefruit juice when taking Valium or xanax (alprazolam)?

Are you not supposed to drink grapefruit juice when taking Valium or xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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Can you drink grapefruit juice while taking klonopin (clonazepam). I do not do it often..

Can you drink grapefruit juice while taking klonopin (clonazepam). I do not do it often..

Klonopin (clonazepam) effects: I commend you for your desire for Good Health by seeking information.

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.
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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 happens if you drink grapefruit juice when you take zyprexa? I read that it interacts with grapefruit. The enzymes

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

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Can you drink grapefruit juice if you take Adderall XR and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you drink grapefruit juice if you take Adderall XR and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yea: No problems. Grapefruit effects the cytochrome p 450 3a4 isozyme in the liver that metabolizes drugs. Lexapro (escitalopram) and Adderall xr are metabolized predominantly by the cyp2d6 enzyme system, so there should be no problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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