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A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix

Posted 23 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, July 23, 2017 – If you like grapefruit juice, you need to be aware that it can affect the way some medications work, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or an irregular heart rhythm. That's the message from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA requires some prescription and over-the-counter drugs taken by mouth to include warnings against drinking grapefruit ...

Health Tip: Lower Your Risk of Drug Interactions

Posted 11 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Taking drugs that negatively interact with each other can have dangerous consequences. But there are things you can do to lower your risk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers this advice: Always take medications exactly the way your doctor prescribed them. Make a list of all of your medications and keep it with you to share with your doctor. Include the dosage for each and when you ...

Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

Posted 29 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 – People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma – the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer. That's the finding from a study of more than 100,000 U.S. adults followed for about 25 years. Researchers discovered that those who regularly consumed orange juice or whole grapefruit had a ...

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