More drugs react dangerously with grapefruit

  • Article by: JENNIFER LARUE HUGET , Washington Post
  • Updated: December 5, 2012 - 12:00 PM

A group of scientists has reported that the number of drugs on the market that react adversely with grapefruit has increased substantially in recent years -- from 17 to 43.

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nomedsDec. 6, 12 6:09 AM

Any and all drugs are harmful regardless since every single drug has many more side effects than what they supposedly soothe, because drugs deal with the symptoms not the root causes.

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actualreaderDec. 6, 12 5:20 PM

Well, nomeds, I'm on a drug regimen of immunosuppressants to keep a transplanted kidney, after my genetics determined my kidneys would fail by the time I was in my mid-40s. Without medical intervention, my "symptom" would be death, and that's difficult to treat. Anyhoo, I just wanted to warn people who are on any of these meds not to take the grapefruit warning lightly. Juices, soft drinks, even jam and jelly made with grapefruit can dramatically increase the amount of meds you're getting. I've seen case studies of people on immunosuppressants winding up in the hospital with out-of-control infections. Think of grapefruit as yet another "drug" and read labels accordingly.

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dennis6966Dec. 6, 1211:10 PM

I have been on lipitor for years and was told right away about NO GRAPEFRUIT.

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