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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 take each medication. Learn how medications may interact with each other and with the foods you eat. Grapefruit juice, for example, is known to interact with many drugs. Go through all of your medications with your doctor to detect any potential problems or interactions. Read more
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 higher risk of developing melanoma, compared to people who avoided those foods. Experts were quick to stress that the findings, reported online June 29 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, do not prove that citrus foods help cause skin cancer. It is plausible, however, that certain compounds in citrus explain the association, said senior researcher Dr. Abrar Qureshi, chair of dermatology at Brown University and a dermatologist at Rhode Island Hospital, in Providence. Citrus foods contain ... Read more