Welcome Guest
( Log In | Register )
The time is now 10:45 pm
You last visited January 18, 2017, 9:18 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

How does grapefruit juice affect medicines?

Published:

How does grapefruit juice affect medicines?

Grapefruit juice contains chemicals that can cause problems with enzymes that break down certain types of medicines in your intestines. When a medicine does not get broken down properly in the intestines, you can end up with too much medicine in your blood. Having too much medicine in your blood increases your chances of having serious side effects.

Which medicines are affected by grapefruit juice?

Most medicines are not affected by grapefruit juice. But more than 50 medicines are affected by grapefruit juice. These include medicines for:

Abnormal heart rhythm.
Allergies.
Anxiety.

Entry #866

Comments

1.
Comment by pumpi76 - July 30, 2009, 8:29 am
thanks a lot good to know...

You must be a Lottery Post member to post comments to a Blog.

Register for a FREE membership, or if you're already a member please Log In.