Grapefruit Juice Can Interact with Drugs! (cont.)

Toxic blood levels of these medications can occur when patients taking them consume grapefruit juice. The high blood levels of the medications can cause damage to organs or impair the organs normal function, which can be dangerous. If you or a family member are taking any of these medications, beware of the "nutrapollutical" grapefruit juice.

References:

Mayo Clin Proc. 2000;75:933-9

Stump, A., Mayo, T., Blum, A.; "Management of Grapefruit-Drug Interactions." American Family Physician, August 15, 2006.

Shimomura, S. Wanwimolruk, S. Chen, J. "Drug Interactions with Grapefruit Juice: An Evidence-based Overview." Pharmacy Times, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Eduction.


Last Editorial Review: 9/28/2009


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