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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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Does that include a grapefruit juice soda? Also known as Squirt? Can I not drink it while on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Does that include a grapefruit juice soda? Also known as Squirt? Can I not drink it while on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Should be avoided: Squirt does has natural grapefruit juice in it, so it can indeed cause you blood levels of Lexapro (escitalopram) to rise. Your genetics also play a role in determining how much of an effect there is. While it's not likely that a single can of Squirt less than once or twice a week would cause a serious problem, it could. I would stay away from it. As other sour fruit options go, there's cranberry juice. ...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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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 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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Can you eat grapefruit or grapefruit juice when you're taking pravastatin 20mg?

Can you eat grapefruit or grapefruit juice when you're taking pravastatin 20mg?

Grapefruit and stati: Generally you should significantly restrict your intake of grapefruit and its juice while taking statins because they reduce the breakdown of the drug and you can get toxicity and more side effects. The effect of ingesting grapefruit lasts the whole day. Statins most affected are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zocor. Pravastatin's interaction is thought to be less but caution is still generally advised. ...Read more

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How does grapefruit juice help you nutritionally?

How does grapefruit juice help you nutritionally?

Grapefruit juice: Can be part of a healthful diet, because it contains vitamin c and potassium that your body needs to function well. It also is high in antioxidants -- and pink grapefruit has lycopene in it. Eating the whole fruit is healthier than drinking the strained juice -- your body enjoys the fiber, and the pectin can help lower cholesterol. <a href="http://tinyurl. Com/5n3xx4" rel="nofollow" target="_bl. ...Read more

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What in grapefruit juice causes you to lose weight?

What in grapefruit juice causes you to lose weight?

It doesn't: Grapefruit does not cause one to lose weight other than filling your stomach with a low calorie beverage. By doing this you help to keep your appetite in check. ...Read more

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Why does grapefruit juice often interact with medications?

Why does grapefruit juice often interact with medications?

Grapefruit: Http://www. Rxlist. Com/grapefruit-page3/supplements.htm. The grapefruit may ^ the effects of many medications. ...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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Hi. I heard that grapefruit juice can be a problem with my artovastin pills. Is that true? Thanks

Hi. I heard that grapefruit juice can be a problem with my artovastin pills. Is that true? Thanks

Yes: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may increase the absorption of Atorvastatin from the GI tract causing more of the drug to end up in the bloodstream. This may lead to increased adverse effects on the liver and kidney. It's best not to drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruits, tangelos, or seville oranges while you're on the medication. ...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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Can you take grapefruit juice while taking blood pressure pills?

Can you take grapefruit juice while taking blood pressure pills?

Not with all: Grapefruit juice can block some of the metabolic enzymes responsible for limiting absorption of calcium channel blockers such as Procardia (nifedipine) and others. This results in enhanced effects of the medication, with levels in the body being much higher than intended. This can be dangerous. Your pharmacist can help you determine if your anti-hypertensive medication is in this category. ...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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What is my risk if taking 10mg of atorvastatin and then eating half a grapefruit or drinking 6 oz of grapefruit juice 8 hours later?

Should not mix: Grapefruit and statins are not a good combination. The same hold true with Seville oranges (used in orange marmalade) and tangelos. Statins can have severe side effects- so rather than take a chance switch to oranges (not seville) or other fruits. See FDA info below.

http://www. Fda. Gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm292276.htm ...Read more

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What is grapefruit juice good for?

What is grapefruit juice good for?

Nutritional value +: grapefruit has nutritional value. However because of its metabolic effects it can interact with medications often increasing the potency of the medication. Therefore it's important that you discuss with your physician if there are certain medications that are you taking because it can now only increase the efficacy of the medication but can also increase the toxicity ...Read more

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Grapefruit juice reacts very badly with some medications. Which are they?

Grapefruit juice reacts very badly with some medications. Which are they?

Grapefruit/ juice: May interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine, Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...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 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 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

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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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Does cranberry juice and grapefruit juice contain any similar ingredients or chemicals?

Does cranberry juice and grapefruit juice contain any similar ingredients or chemicals?

Cran/grape juice?: Hello~ this is a gastronomic question and outside of my specialty to answer. I am sure Julia Childs or Martha Stewart would know. If in doubt try www. Google. Com
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I love grapefruit juice. I drink it often. The abuse of grapefruit juice can cause damage?

It can - not likely.: Everything in moderation is a good idea! Too much fruit juice can increase your blood sugar and chronically burden your pancreas or even lead to frank diabetes mellitus. Eat the fruit, minimize the juice. ...Read more

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How should I drink espom salt for a good cleansing. Do I mix it with fresh grapefruit juice?

How should I drink espom salt for a good cleansing. Do I mix it with fresh grapefruit juice?

Bad idea: The mix of epsom salts and grapefruit juice will produce some interesting bowel movements -- dupes may even be told they have passed their gallstones. This kind of thing can land you in the intensive care unit. Why not get with a sensible physician who's open to "holistic medicine" and talk about some lifestyle stuff that will really make you healthier? Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice and grapefruit juice under the same category? If not, then what is the difference?

Is cranberry juice and grapefruit juice under the same category? If not, then what is the difference?

Notes on juices: Cranberry juice helps stop urinary infections by blocking bacterial adhesion to the bladder wall. It also helps yeast in the mouth: http://synapse. Koreamed. Org/DOIx. Php? Id=10.3349/ymj.2016.57.1.138
Grapefruit juice is most known for interfering with some drugs. Here is what the FDA says: http://www. Fda. Gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM292839.pdf
You pharmacist should help. ...Read more

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My pharmacist said I would have to drink like a gallon of grapefruit juice for any interaction to become an issue. Is this true?

Depends: Depends on what medication you are talking about. For the cholesterol meds, there is an interaction that affects the action of the med. It is best not to drink grapefruit juice at the time you take your cholesterol med. Good luck! ...Read more

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Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice. The juice has some implications for medications. Does GSE have the same implications?

No, however...: Good question. The chemicals in grapefruit juice that interact with medications include naringin, bergamottin and dihydroxybergamottin. These are not found in significant amounts in Grapefruit seed extract (GSE). While pure GSE is a safe antimicrobial, I would be cautious about internal use as many products are adulterated- see http://tinyurl. Com/zxcodbt
See my comment for further advice. ...Read more

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Tramadol and grapefruit juice side effects?

Interactions.: Drugs. Com drug interaction checker did not show interactions between grapefruit juice and tramadol. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit juice really increase the effects of oxycodone?

No: Grapefruit juice can interfere with certain enzymes in the liver that are involved with the metabolism of a number of drugs, and for that reasons many hospitals have eliminated grapefruit and its juice from their menus. However, oxycodone is not one of those drugs. ...Read more

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Do grapefruit juice and omeprazole interact?

Do grapefruit juice and omeprazole interact?

Yes.: Grapefuit and grapefruit juice have the potential to interact with numerous drugs. They interfere with hepatic and intestinal enzyme cytochrome p450 isoform cyp3a4 and are believed to be primarily responsible for the effects of grapefruit on the enzyme. Omeprazole (prilosec) is one of the drugs that is affected. ...Read more

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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.
Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga, ...Read more

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Can sweetened grapefruit juice help with weight loss?

Can sweetened grapefruit juice help with weight loss?

No: Grapefruit juice doesn't cause or help with weight loss. It tastes good and is healthy, but you need to eat less, exercise more to lose weight. The grapefruit juice calories have to be included in your intake of calories. You have to burn off 3500 more than you take in to lose a pound. Talk to a good registered dietitian. ...Read more