Grapefruit and Medication interactions
Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:27 PM
Here is a more specific one, but IMO would caution against other psych meds as well:
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:02 PM
As always, ask your pdoc, YMMV, etc.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:16 PM
However, as crtclms said, YMMV. All of us react to drugs (and foods) very differently.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:58 PM
Check your med caution stickers, ask your pharmacist for info. You can use a med interaction checker like
One of my my meds has a caution, so I normally avoid grapefruit. Once in a while I get a craving and buy a grapefruit or a bottle of juice for breakfast. No problems with occasional pleasures!
Edited by AirMarshall, 06 May 2012 - 07:59 PM.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:43 AM
Since I started meds I noticed the warning. Now, I have a great excuse for not eating/drinking grapefruit - "it interacts with my meds." I got to tell that to someone once. I like knowing I can use it in the future.
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depakote 1500 mg
prazosin 1 mg
seroquel 50 mg
xanax 2.50 mg
other meds ive tried: abilify, ambien, effexor xr, lamictal, lexapro, lithium, lunesta, paxil, provigil, tegretol, trazodone, wellbutrin, zoloft.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:27 PM
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:17 PM
Also, as an aside: A friend once told me that saying "Grapefruit Juice" when you feel a sneeze coming on will prevent the sneeze. I've tried it once or twice and it seemed to work, but I like sneezing so I haven't really tested it enough to know for sure how reliable it is.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:30 PM
Diagnosis: Bipolar I, Generalized Anxiety Disorder & Panic Disorder
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