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Grapefruit Interactions with Medication and Your Liver

…dysfunction (ED). When I learned the gentleman ate or drank grapefruit/grapefruit juice every day, I advised him to stop immediately. As a result, the ED resolved in just a few weeks. So, enjoy grapefruit and grapefruit juice on occasion and check with your doctor or pharmacists for interactions with…

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Grapefruit: Friend or Foe?

I am always amazed at how frequently someone asks me about the “dangers” of grapefruit juice. I remember learning about the connection between grapefruit and medication back in 1989 when I was a practicing cardiac nurse. We always warned patients that the seemingly healthy grapefruit could interfere…

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Everyday Foods Can Reduce Cholesterol

…grapefruit (or drink grapefruit juice) after talking with your doctor to confirm that none of the medications you're taking will interact with it. The effects of many cardiovascular drugs, including statins, can be intensified when combined with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. This is because grapefruit…

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3 Secrets for Taking Nutritional Supplements

…the foods you eat. One exception are carnitines, which I recommend taking alone and on an empty stomach. But be very careful about drinking grapefruit juice with your vitamins and particularly, your prescription drugs. It contains an enzyme that can literally multiply your normal doses without you…

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Calcium Channel Blockers 101

…These drugs may also actually cause a heart attack. Plus, there’s an even higher risk of side effects and toxicity if taken with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Caution: Be careful when you combine calcium channel blockers with digoxin for treatment of congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation…

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