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-- if -- a fan of grapefruit scientists now warned that the list of medications that interact in a dangerous -- with grapefruit or grapefruit juice is growing it.
The list does it really growing or just figuring out that -- it's not that there's a new grapefruit.
It's just now they're figuring it out.
Possible side effects include heart trouble in kidney failure so this is serious those drugs include -- to fight cancer.
Or lower your coral cholesterol or even in some cases birth control pills.
Tony Snow -- a hello Blake she's the university hospitals of Cleveland doctor thank you.
Thankful I knew about this from there was a time not all that long -- and -- take.
What blood pressure medicine not for long time but they -- like don't don't eat -- with this because it -- obligations now Melissa has grown like it's huge.
Yes there are 85 drugs now on this list and over half of -- them can be associated with some really serious life threatening.
And and it.
What happens is it's not that you're drugs don't get to you as a result of it it's that -- In many cases the effects of the drug compound themselves -- -- help help us understand.
Exactly what happens is great food come activates an enzyme system that's usually responsible for.
Breaking down those medicines in your body so the levels don't rise too high.
And so when you in -- even small amount sometimes in grapefruit juice.
You can get really dangerously high levels of that drug causing the side effects they would normally cause if you took too much of the job.
She should we be avoiding grapefruit -- in general.
No I think grapefruit juices is a it's a healthy alternative to soda and things like that.
Unfortunately some people like it's so much that they drink too much of it you into taking certain number of medications especially medications on this list.
Then you're going to be at a higher risk for developing side effects.
Quite -- -- his grapefruit juice do this and that and not other citrus juices like orange juice for instance.
Actually there are some other citrus fruits that are associated with this.
Probably a good idea to avoid most express including lines and lemons and certain types of oranges really if you're taking some of the medicines on this list and if you're gonna.
And by these beverages and -- be a good idea to just limited to maybe one or two classes a week.
Period interest in what if you're taking the -- the list is on -- website and if anybody's taking any of them look at them.
Ask your doctor about it because the last thing what should medicine armies -- -- -- doctor Lila Blake going to be thank you.
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