If you love grapefruit and are on certain medications, think twice! Anthony shows us how it could kill you.
“Grapefruit Juice and Medicine May Not Mix”
“Grapefruit juice can be part of a healthful diet—most of the time. It has vitamin C and
potassium—substances your body needs to work properly.”
“Grapefruit–medication interactions: Forbidden fruit or avoidable consequences?”
“Our research group discovered the interaction between grapefruit and certain
medications more than 20 years ago.”
“Grapefruit Interacting Drugs and Associated Oral Bioavailability, Adverse Event(s), Risk Ranking and Potential Alternative Medications”
“The forbidden fruit: How grapefruit could kill you”
“We’ve known for over a couple of decades about the grapefruit juice interaction that affects half of all drugs to some degree, but a paper recently published in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association (PDF) has warned that over the last four years there has been a major jump in the number of drugs that are affected by grapefruit juice to a dangerous degree.”
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