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Grapefruit Juice Can Conflict with Medications
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Grapefruit juice, especially pink grapefruit juice, provides you with vitamins and minerals and other nutritious compounds. But people who use some medications should check before drinking grapefruit juice.

Grapefruit juice is known to affect the way certain drugs are absorbed in the body and the list of medications is growing, as understanding of what causes the effects become clearer.

Coupled with certain medications, grapefruit juice appears to inhibit the work of an enzyme in the intestine, leading to drugs being broken down and absorbed into the body faster and at higher-than-desirable levels. Research also indicates that whole grapefruit can have the same effect. At the same time, grapefruit may reduce the effect of other drugs by interacting during digestion.

Consult your physician or dietetics professional to find out if grapefruit juice is a good mix with your medications.

 

 
   
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