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Why can't you eat or drink grapefruit when taking antirejection medication after a liver transplant?
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In brief: Lowers Drug Levels
Grapefruit causes special enzymes in the liver to become more active.
These enzymes can cause accelerated breakdown of some of the medicines used to prevent rejection. If the drug levels drop unexpectedly, you could have a rejection episode and risk losing your transplant.

In brief: Lowers Drug Levels
Grapefruit causes special enzymes in the liver to become more active.
These enzymes can cause accelerated breakdown of some of the medicines used to prevent rejection. If the drug levels drop unexpectedly, you could have a rejection episode and risk losing your transplant.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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In brief: Poor Absorption
Grapefruit juice may interfere with the absorption of certain anti-rejection medications.
This can leave you vulnerable to rejection.

In brief: Poor Absorption
Grapefruit juice may interfere with the absorption of certain anti-rejection medications.
This can leave you vulnerable to rejection.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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