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Why shouldn’t you take medicine with grapefruit juice?

  1. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 5 years ago

    Why shouldn’t you take medicine with grapefruit juice?


  2. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    It seems that some, heart, medicines don't work so well when mixed with grapefruit.

  3. Ayelet profile image60
    Ayeletposted 5 years ago

    Grapefruit and other citrus fruits can interfere with meds. The chemicals in the fruit can sometimes interfere with medicine taken at a different time, too, so people need to be careful and may have to stop eating grapefruit altogether.

  4. cuttler profile image61
    cuttlerposted 5 years ago

    Grapefruit contain a chemicals known as furanocoumarins which interfere with metabolism of medication in the digestive tract leading to possible overdose of the medication. This interaction of grapefruit with certain medication has been discovered to cause adverse health effects some of which are potentially life threatening for example;

    Gastrointestinal bleeding
    breathing problems
    Kidney failure
    and in more severe cases, sudden death.

    For more information, check out my hub on the same topic

  5. artist101 profile image67
    artist101posted 5 years ago


    Grapefruit juice can sometimes increase, or decrease the strength of prescription medication. Dependent on the type of medication. See Chart