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#135020 - 01/14/06 06:49 AM HEADS UP - LINK BETWEEN GRAPEFRUIT AND MEDS
markgreyblue Offline
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Pasadena, CA
Hey Guys -

I don't know if I ever mentioned this to You.

But for any of You who take Medications -

PLEASE be careful to limit your intake - or DON'T
eat GRAPEFRUIT at all -

Grapefruit and Grapefrut products - I have heard -from more than one doctor - intensify medicines -
it makes them twice as powerful at times -

It can really be not a good thing -
Just please be careful - Research this yourself by looking on the internet for links between grapefruit and medicine -
Ask your doctors - or Call a medical association -

I was warned of this - so please -

Be careful -

Best -

MGB

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#135021 - 01/14/06 11:37 AM Re: HEADS UP - LINK BETWEEN GRAPEFRUIT AND MEDS
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I think I got grapefruit mixed up with bananas, banana is a natural anti depressant.

I love grapefruit so much so I will have to be careful OMG wait till I tell my MD.

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#135022 - 01/14/06 12:41 PM Re: HEADS UP - LINK BETWEEN GRAPEFRUIT AND MEDS
markgreyblue Offline
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reality - I have not heard that at all - ever

ever -

please do not provide such contrary information

unless you are backing it up -

I do not anyone hurt becuase of a flippant reply

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#135023 - 01/14/06 12:42 PM Re: HEADS UP - LINK BETWEEN GRAPEFRUIT AND MEDS
markgreyblue Offline
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suffice it to say -

whatever the case for the actual truth of it

I think one should consult their Doctor - about Grapefruit if you are taking medicines -

Clearly it has a GREAT effect on Physiognomy

and so Please be cautious -

ALL

Thanks -

Mark

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#135024 - 01/14/06 07:45 PM Re: HEADS UP - LINK BETWEEN GRAPEFRUIT AND MEDS
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New studies on the effect of grapefruit juice on medication has found it can interact with many drugs, sometimes with dangerous consequences.

Drinking the juice with medication can change the way the drug works in the body.



Researchers have learned that the fruit temporarily knocks out an enzyme in the intestine, an effect that can last for 24 hours after consumption. Certain drugs get into the body through this enzyme.

Once grapefruit is added to the mix, the drug isn't metabolized and seeps through the gut and into the bloodstream.

"You don't have to worry about that with most drugs. Most drugs have a big margin of safety," says researcher David Spence.

"You could take ten times the dose of penicillin and it would be very unlikely to cause trouble. But for some drugs, there's a narrow margin of safety. A narrow difference between an effective dose and a toxic dose."

Can affect blood pressure, kidneys

Those drugs include ones that lower blood pressure. Blended with grapefruit jucie, the drugs can force your blood pressure to go too low. The heart beats too quickly, you might feel weak and even collapse.

In severe cases, grapefruit, in combination with drugs used to lower cholesterol, can lead to kidney problems.

The allergy medication, Seldane, combined with grapefruit juice, is especially dangerous. At least one death is blamed on the combination. Seldane is no longer available in Canada.

The known list of drugs that interact with grapefruit juice is growing. Pharmacists are instructed to warn their clients of the dangers. Spence says that's not enough.

Found this online along with several others, Thanks Mark, many men here including me take medication and mine is one that if increased potency is happening that is not good. I dont like grapefruit but you got me curious.
MJ

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#135025 - 01/14/06 08:05 PM Re: HEADS UP - LINK BETWEEN GRAPEFRUIT AND MEDS
markgreyblue Offline
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you bet!!!!

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#135026 - 01/15/06 05:01 AM Re: HEADS UP - LINK BETWEEN GRAPEFRUIT AND MEDS
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Wow - never knew that... - and I eat a fair amount of grapefruit...

or I should say... - I used to eat a fair amount of grapefruit

Thanks for the heads-up

TJ jeff

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#135027 - 01/17/06 03:24 PM Re: HEADS UP - LINK BETWEEN GRAPEFRUIT AND MEDS
markgreyblue Offline
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yeah - be careful - it can mess with you!

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#135028 - 06/22/06 09:43 PM Re: HEADS UP - LINK BETWEEN GRAPEFRUIT AND MEDS
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I take Geodone and Remaron and was told by my docter that I sould not eat grapefruit. somting to think about.

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