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Why Should You No Eat Grapefruit With Meds
What do you advise if I'm taking the medications. is there one I shouldn't be eating with grapefruit?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i need to take food with seroquel (quetiapine) to sleep? it doesnt work if i dont eat eggs or a specific microwave pasta dinner with it.
If you eat or drink any thing with milk and everytime you have diaherra does that make me lactose?
Lactose intolerance: That history sounds very suspicious for lactose intolerance. This means you are not making enough of the enzyme lactase to break the sugar lactose down. Try avoiding lactose in your diet. There are many lactose intolerant diets online just google it and you will find some. ...Read more
I know you have to wait 10 min to eat or drink after taking Saphris (asenapine) but what if you take it right after eating? Will this interfere with absorption
Confused about spices and meds,heard you can't drink ginger if your on diabetes med. want to drink water with spices on it, is it OK with my meds. ty?
It would be helpful: ...to know what "spices" you have in mind. Some may bind or interfere with absorption, effectiveness, and/or metabolism of your medications. ...Read more
What vegetables do you suggest that i eat or don't eat that will not affect the Coumadin (warfarin) while im taking it?
The problem: The problem is not so much what vegetables to avoid, but in being consistent with your intake. Vegetables and their nutrients are very important for your overall health. I agree with my colleagues that large amounts of vit k can interfere with coumadin's anti-thrombotic effect, but your Coumadin (warfarin) dose can be adjusted to your diet. Whole foods are much safer than vit k supplements in this regard. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Onions / gout: YES . Onions are safe. Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters /d ...Read more
Why do you have to take Latuda (lurasidone) with food? Will it work if you don't? Do you take the pill right before you eat then eat or what?
Absorption: There are several medications (like Latuda) that need food in the stomach to promote absorption - it needs to be at least 350 calories worth - the exact food is not important. Right after eating, during or just before are all okay but the food holds the drug long enough to not just pass on through and be wasted. It is true and important! Yes, you have it right! Take care! ...Read more
Don't undertand ?: If you have been having trouble conceiving, there are many causes. If you have a primary care provider or OB/GYN provider, you need to talk with them about your style of intercourse, how long you allow sperm to stay without washing, time of month you are most fertile and whether your partner may be the one with problems (low sperm count etc.). Glad you are free of alcohol/drugs! Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I drink once or twice a week i need meds for anxiety but am hesitant because i drink. Are there any meds that that can be taken with alcohol?
Anxiety, meds ; ETOH: Meds labeled as "anti-anxiety" are called benzodiazepines ; are similar chemically ; functionally to alcohol. Used alone, over time they stop working as tolerance builds. Alcohol also can worsen anxiety, even if not drinking heavily. Best place to start is stop alcohol, see a therapist who specializes in anxiety, ; be evaluated for ssri med (often called antidepressant but also helps anxiety). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you drink grapefruit juice when you take zyprexa? I read that it interacts with grapefruit. The enzymes
Inhibits metabolism: Grapefruit juice may (especially with fresh-squeezed from fresh grapefruit) significantly inhibit the metabolism of Zyprexa, resulting in higher levels of the drug, which may cause oversedation and other side effects. Please avoid use of grapefruit products. They have been removed from most hospital diets because of interactions. Use orange or other citrus juices instead. ...Read more
I'm taking metformin ER for pcos and i'm having awful side effects. I eat with the medicine but what can I do to make them stop or not as bad?
Why does lovastatin require that I take it with a meal while other cholesterol medications don't?
Better absorption: Lovastatin is a relatively week and short-acting medication compared to some of the other drugs in its class. Certain measures can improve its efficacy including taking in it the evening (so that it is working during the time that our body manufactures cholesterol) and taking it with a low fiber meal (to enhance absorption and serum levels of the drug). ...Read more
I have heard to avoid grapefruit while taking phentermine is there any other fruits or berries I should avoid?
Avoid acidifying foo: For Phentermine to stay longer in your body chose alkalizing food. Any food that causing acidifying of the urine will allow Phentermine to be excreted hence decreases its effect. These food such as sugar, alcohol, soda, food containing white flour, butter, ice cream and caffein. ...Read more
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