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Why Should You No Eat Grapefruit With Meds
Affects your levels: If you drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruits your Prograf levels will be higher. This may cause your surgeon to lower your dose then when you are not enjoying your grapefruit your levels will be low and your grafts will be at risk for rejection. ...Read more
Can I ingest grapefruit oil in my water while on atenelol? I know you can't eat grapefruit on certain meds and I was wondering if I could on atenelol.
Can u drink fresca with BP meds? It s grapefruit soda. How long do you need to wait after drinking to take meds if there is an issue?
A friend told me that it isn't good if you mix foods. For example eat an orange than grapefruit. I want to ask if he was right.
You are right: He is wrong. It all gets mixed in your stomach and does not come out the other end in neatly wrapped and carefully separated packages. Or, you could agree with your friend and say " so that's why it comes out in separate packages, and then look at him blankly. Just a little bit of mind game fun from a psychiatrist. :). ...Read more
Grapefruit: Not recommended in general but if you only eat it say once a week and not a lot probably be ok. The recommendations always err on the side of caution. If you are more cautious by bent, then no grapefruit at all or juice either. ...Read more
Try to avoid it: You should try to avoid grapes or grapefruit while on Geodon (ziprasidone). When the drug is swallowed, some of it is broken down to inactive form by enzymes. Grape juice can interfere with the action of those enzymes so more of the drug can be absorbed, This can lead to some heart problems while on Geodon (ziprasidone). ...Read more
Yes: There would be no adverse reaction or decrease in effectiveness with topical medication and any food interaction. Perfectly ok. ...Read more
In general yes.: Grapefruit contains naringan which is metabolized through the cyp3a4 pathway in the liver and intestine. This pathway also processess many medications. Degree of interaction depends on amount of grapefruit and amount of co ingested medication. In general it is a good idea to separate meds and grapefruit intake although small amounts are well tolerated. Beware with Cyclosporine and tacrolimus. ...Read more
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Not recommended: Grapefruit contains a chemical that inhibits the usual metabolism of Plendil (felodipine) making it accumulate and become toxic. ...Read more
Yes: But T4 is best taken while fasting before meals, no matter what you're eating. ...Read more
Best not to:
Altho many sites say there's no interaction between them, one study on animals showed an increase in Lactic Acid when the 2 r used. Taking them at different times of day doesn't help since grapefruit can interact 24 hrs later or more. Always best to take medications with full glass of water unless directed otherwise.
http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/grapefruit-metformin-6250.html. ...Read more
Great question: The is a great question...Hotly debated amongst experts. Because grapefruit can cause certain of these medications to increase in concentration, their side-effects may also worsen. Timing of taking the meds/juice does not seem to affect this, as the juice may have an effect for several days. Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Pravachol may not be affected as much...Consider switching if you like grapefruit! ...Read more
Not together: Grapefruit has a complex interaction on several enzymes in the liver. These same enzymes can either inhibit or magnify the effects of certain medications. So, you can eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice, but not during the same time as you take your medications. There is no direct evidence for arimidex, (anastrozole) but it is metabolized thru the liver, so best not to mix the 2. ...Read more
Hard to say.:
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Yes: Although grapefruit juice has been shown to increase the toxicity of immunosuppressants, some statins, benzodiazepines, most calcium channel blockers, indinavir and carbamazepine, there is no effect on omega-3 fatty acid metabolism because omega-3 fats are foods with their own metabolic pathways. ...Read more
Yes: There are no listed adverse interactions between Keppra (levetiracetam) or Keppra (levetiracetam) XR and grapefruit. The only food interaction is sage, and that is listed as a minor interaction. ...Read more
Yes but. . .: Your question was previously addressed here: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/1487916-can-i-have-grapefruit-with-effexor. While grapefruit is known to affect liver's breakdown of many drugs, I found no mention of interaction at http://www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/venlafaxine.html. Drug-drug & drug-food question are best answered by your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist. ...Read more
Grapefruit and meds: We actually stopped serving grapefruit and grapefruit juice to our hospital patients a number of years ago because of the potential for interactions with many medications. Grapefruit can affect how drugs are absorbed from the GI tract into the bloodstream and also how drugs are metabolized by the liver. This can lead to much higher than expected levels of the drug in the blood. Avoid this combo. ...Read more
No problem: Grapefruit can affect the metabolism of many drugs, but thyroid replacement is not one of them. Take your replacement fasting in the am, and make sure you're on brand name replacement, not generics, which are unreliable. ...Read more
SUGAR: A lot of sugar in those 2. You can drink them but stay within the daily carb range recommended by your doc or dietician. On an unrelated note, there are so many drugs that grapefruit juice interferes with, I have gotten in the habit of telling my patients that they should avoid it, especially if on multiple medications. ...Read more
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