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I use a daily grapefruit extract facial scrub for acne prevention. Being topical, will that have any effect on my daily statin med?

I use a daily grapefruit extract facial scrub for acne prevention. Being topical, will that have any effect on my daily statin med?

No: The interaction between grapefruit and Atorvastatin is minor to begin with. Topical extract will have minimal, if any systemic absorption to have a significant interaction with other medications. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use co enzyme q10, salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, passionflower, pineapple, ginseng, grapefruit extracts topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use co enzyme q10, salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, passionflower, pineapple, ginseng, grapefruit extracts topically during pregnancy?

No.: Any medication that is not necessary to, treat a medical problem should be avoided in pregnancy. This includes topicals because some of those ingredients will be absorbed into the bloodstream. Why take a chance. Stick with a good moisturizing lotion. ...Read more

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Will grapefruit extract harm my baby, and i'm 28 weeks how else can I get rid before giving birth i'm so embarrassed to ask my midwife or doctor?

Will grapefruit extract harm my baby, and i'm 28 weeks how else can I get rid before giving birth i'm so embarrassed to ask my midwife or doctor?

Consultation time: You need to consult with your health care team & plan to deliver this baby.What you do after delivery is up to you, but any discussion of interrupting the pregnancy is far too late. ...Read more

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What is grapefruit seed extract good for?

What is grapefruit seed extract good for?

Anti-Oxidant: Thought to block the mutation (and possibly) aging of cells, these effects are NOT demonstrated by SCIENTIFICALLY BASED medical studies. BUT I LOVE Grapefruit anyway! ...Read more

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What are any grapefruit seed extract dangers?

May be: There may or may not be dangers, but there is no benefit other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Does taking grapefruit seed extract really work against parasites?

Does taking grapefruit seed extract really work against parasites?

Unknown: Grapefruit seed extract has been used for ascaris and oxyuris, but there are no studies to indicate whether it works or not. ...Read more

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Trying to treat thrush, do grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts work?

Trying to treat thrush, do grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts work?

Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment for thrush. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. Grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts will not work. ...Read more

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Can grapefruit seed extract cause thyroid storm?

Can grapefruit seed extract cause thyroid storm?

No effect: No. There is not much evidence that grapefruit seed extract has any medicinal properties. Some contaminants in it from manufacturing may have some effects, but nothing involving the thyroid, and certainly not something as severe as thyroid storm. ...Read more