Can grapefruit juice boost benefits of certain drugs?
New study on drug-juice combination
- Duration 3:55
- Date Aug 8, 2012
New study on drug-juice combination
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You medical discovery that could save -- -- a lot of money and make their medication work a whole lot better.
Listen this resurgence of the University of Chicago have found that when people eat grapefruit juice or drink hitter taken in some way.
With a certain drug called -- really mess.
That increases the drugs it was a option rate by 350%.
-- if you absorb more you have to take less potentially cutting costs in half.
And resulting in fewer side effects serial Amos is typically used to prevent transplant rejection.
But studies show it could treat cancer -- well of course doctors have often -- that grapefruit juice can cause overdoses when combined with medication.
Like you're not supposed to take it with Lipitor and some other medications.
Let's take this -- the expert doctor Philip -- is whether it's from Columbia University Medical Center.
Here in New York City grapefruit juice or taking grapefruit extract -- whatever you wanna do.
Increases the absorption -- -- to take less of the drug and you get fewer of the side effects.
That's correct -- say there is a chemical things in great -- case which will inhibit an and find in the stomach or being -- and that results in the way -- the -- some top allies to if you take great reduced the number of medications.
-- the medication won't get into but strain and this is pretty important for patients if you're on blood pressure medications.
Anti depressants Sutton stuck sends -- more than fifty medications that patients take very common they.
They are affected by taking great free case.
I have never heard of one of prior to this.
Where it's a good thing to take refugees though.
Will this study from Chicago is the -- study that -- the positive angle -- -- great -- -- -- controlled fashion.
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It just a -- and you -- the -- and I'll be picking on you got that other wetlands and sent the word go but it government.
But sent this struck concerning message he's in -- -- patients' cardiac transplant patient's kidney transplant patients.
The off some mechanisms of action as an anticancer track.
But it's not the companies on two -- of Texas a kind of surprised that they used that struck in the such a new path.
That the worst thing about some drugs is the side effects that you have to endure -- -- and if grapefruit juice or grapefruit in some way is going to.
Reduce the amount of the drug you have to take in the side effects -- go down this sounds like it could.
Have all sorts of it can be a good thing but it depends on the -- it may not be a standardized absorption.
-- -- -- -- So you see wouldn't be able to know exactly how much more you're gonna get patient patient that -- we -- not correct polls say different types of great free chase have different effects and absorption their refrigerated fast as the non refrigerated types.
-- so it depends on what time of day that you take kill great free -- The problem with this study is that are implying that if you take great preachy stunning collapse of the tribe will be last day says having last costs will be left side effects.
But it depends on how much great for you case your -- and also one of the medications Iran because aside the different instructions I guess as always check with your doctor before you change check with the adults that made the written instructions on the packets and -- your top ticket taking great for -- because decide many medications -- influenced by that's.
-- -- -- -- If it's well crossed or facts that are in states that there are so much less not more than eight ounces and it'll mess appears dominant whatever the kids to -- -- the gin and -- And in time it -- more evocative but episode of -- But I feel -- -- -- -- Well you know it warm it's -- on -- I have to BT type so Michael Brett.
I would do it but that's like the queen for a bit sorry.
Philip it's great and and I'm enjoying the Olympics when you -- them.
Well with five guys had to hear me OK we'll get and he's -- -- look this is America we need to change that could expect that.
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