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Why can't I eat grapefruit while on anti-rejection meds for 2 different transplants?

Why can't I eat grapefruit while on anti-rejection meds for 2 different transplants?

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

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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 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.

Grapefruit juice: Grapefruit juice interferes with statin metabolism and increases their blood levels, which sometimes can lea to side effects. Atenolol is not a statin and there is no problem mixing the two. D ...Read more

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Can you eat grapefruit withcephalexin?

Can you eat grapefruit withcephalexin?

No interaction was: Noted using the drugs. Com drug interaction checker. However grapefruit juice did ^ cephalexin level in mice in one study. ...Read more

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What cholestrol medication can I take and eat grapefruit?

What cholestrol medication can I take and eat grapefruit?

Interaction: All statins have interaction with grapefruit due to enzyme pathways in liver. Eating small amounts of grapefruit is not usually a big deal but would avoid grapefruit juice. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can I eat grapefruit while on simvastatin?

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

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Could I eat grapefruit while taking geodon (ziprasidone)?

Could I eat grapefruit while taking geodon (ziprasidone)?

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

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Is it okay to eat grapefruit while on Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is it okay to eat grapefruit while on Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Interactions: Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker - there are no significant interactions between lexapro and grapefruit. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat grapefruit while on topical erythromycin?

Is it ok to eat grapefruit while on topical erythromycin?

Yes: There would be no adverse reaction or decrease in effectiveness with topical medication and any food interaction. Perfectly ok. ...Read more

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Can I eat grapefruit with medication?

Can I eat grapefruit with medication?

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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Can you take plendil (felodipine) and eat grapefruit?

Can you take plendil (felodipine) and eat grapefruit?

Not recommended: Grapefruit contains a chemical that inhibits the usual metabolism of Plendil (felodipine) making it accumulate and become toxic. ...Read more

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Can I eat grapefruit while taking januvia (sitagliptin)?

Can I eat grapefruit while taking januvia (sitagliptin)?

Yes: There should be no problem with eating grapefruit while on januvia (sitagliptin). Other meds like some statins, some antibiotics, some heart meds, and some cancer meds can be affected by grapefruit juice. ...Read more

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Can I eat grapefruit at the same time of taking metformin?

Can I eat grapefruit at the same time of taking metformin?

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

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Can I eat grapefruit if I am taking lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Can I eat grapefruit if I am taking lipitor (atorvastatin)?

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

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Can you eat grapefruit while taking arimidex (anastrozole)?

Can you eat grapefruit while taking arimidex (anastrozole)?

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

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Can I take grapefruit essential oil while on a statin drug?

Can I take grapefruit essential oil while on a statin drug?

Hard to say.: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
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Is it ok to eat grapefruit when taking omega3 tablet daily?

Is it ok to eat grapefruit when taking omega3 tablet daily?

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

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Can you eat grapefruit while taking Keppra (levetiracetam) xr?

Can you eat grapefruit while taking Keppra (levetiracetam) xr?

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

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Can I eat 1/2 grapefruit/ day if I am on 187.5 mg venlafaxine?

Can I eat 1/2 grapefruit/ day if I am on 187.5 mg venlafaxine?

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

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Can you tell me if I am taking Zofran (ondansetron) can I eat a grapefruit?

Can you tell me if I am taking Zofran (ondansetron) can I eat a grapefruit?

No interactions were: Noted using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker - but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit intereact with lansoprozole and is it safe to eat while on the medicine thanks?

Does grapefruit intereact with lansoprozole and is it safe to eat while on the medicine thanks?

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

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Should I eat grapefruit while being on medicine for thyroid problems?

Should I eat grapefruit while being on medicine for thyroid problems?

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

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Are pineapple and grapefruit good to eat for diabetics or there are too much sugar in them?

Are pineapple and grapefruit good to eat for diabetics or there are too much sugar in them?

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