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Thyroid Medicine And Grapefruit Juice
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more
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