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New List of Prescription Drug & Medication Interactions with Grapefruit and Grapefruit Juice

By Holly Pevzner, "Grapefruit Warning," May/June 2013

Steer clear of drug interactions with grapefruit by checking the list of additional medications that raise interaction risk.


READER'S COMMENT:
"the list is not complete as it excludes the statins and drugs on the initial page, not a good thing, as people will think the 4-page list is complete. "
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My question is - How much grapefruit causes these problems - Is half a grapefruit a real concern or do you have to eat a lot to have a problem?
Dennis

Anonymous

04/26/2013 - 11:33am

If you are taking one of these medications - would this imply that eating grapefruit on a regular basis would allow you to reduce the dosage you take? Just a thought.

Anonymous

04/29/2013 - 4:29pm

I would agree with the first comment/question. I am a regular grapefruit juice drinker. I have been able to reduce the dosage of my Statin to the minimum with amazing cholesterol lowering results. While not scientific research I feel that way too many meds are prescribed in high dosages and of course each patient reacts differently. I do not TAKE meds with G juice, only water, and take 12 + hours later. I just cannot accept the "grapefruit scare" @ face value.

Anonymous

05/25/2013 - 12:12pm

the list is not complete as it excludes the statins and drugs on the initial page, not a good thing, as people will think the 4-page list is complete.

Anonymous

12/28/2013 - 8:10pm



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