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Use caution mixing grapefruit juice and prescription medications

Posted on Sep 4, 2008 in Health & Wellness

From Paramus Post. Doctors and pharmacists have known for nearly two decades that grapefruit juice can boost the body’s absorption of certain prescription medications to a dangerous degree. In some cases, the tart and tangy beverage can cause normal drug doses to behave like toxic overdoses in the body. Medications known to be affected in this way by grapefruit juice include many that are used in the treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, cancer and those taken by organ transplant recipients to help prevent organ rejection. More than 50 medications are now known to...

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