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Citrus Fruits and Medications

August 03, 2011 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medicine Advice

Citrus fruits especially grapefruit should be avoided when taking many medications, including those purchased over-the-counter.  Do not take these interactions lightly, some can cause potentially dangerous health problems.  Certain chemicals that grapefruit and other citrus fruits contain can interfere with the enzymes that metabolize various medications in our digestive tracts.  If you are uncertain to how you should take your medication(s) consult with your local pharmacist.

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