I've been drinking grapefruit juice for a year while taking xanax and didn't realize that I wasn't suppose to. Will this make the xanax more detectable in my urine as well as my bloodstream?
Xanax and grapefruit juice?
Question posted by TheRaven13 on 23 Feb 2012
Last updated on 23 March 2020
I also had no clue that a certain juice would have any affect on any drugs nor would it make it stronger. But I'm guessing if it does that, it's definitely will make it easier to detect and it'll stay in your system longer. that's just my guess.
As a long time user of benzodiazepines, mostly Xanax. 2mg three times a day. I beg you, never ever mix grapefruit juice, or grapefruit seed extract. Almost wrecked my car off only 1mg of Xanax and a few drinks off a health drink containing said ingredients and that’s all it took. Made that 1mg feel like 15mg. Please take precaution when on Xanax and what your ingesting. You could literally die by mixing these or tale someone else’s life.
I have been taking xanax XR ( 4 mg day ) for about 4 years (I also take Vistaril (200mg) for anxiety on top of that, plus a mood stabilizer) I asked my doctor about the whole grapefruit thing (she is a very respected away winning doctor) She seemed like she wasn't that familiar with the interaction and told me "Honestly I don't see a problem with you eating grapefruit" Mind you benzos or other medication "including a number of sleeping pills we have tried", have never made me in the least bit impaired or sleepy. (if something says may cause drowsiness I know I am going to be up all night) I don't know if any of those factors went into consideration we she told me it would be fine" Honestly ask your doctor, people have been taking benzos and drinking grapefruit before the internet. I would trust my doctor over the internet or even my pharmacist (because they have to tell you about any potential side effects)
How much grapefruit juice are you drinking? Also not to be nosy but how many Xanax do you take? I take benzos myself for panic attack’s but never knew about the grapefruit juice . Are they saying on this website you can’t even have a small amount at all?
Makes xanxax more potent
Always be proactive in your own health. Asking lots of question or use the interreactor above. I just had to drop orange juice, but that's ok, as I never did like it much anyway with a double of vodka! Oh , bygone days of yore! Good luck to you, & no I have not had a drink of anything alcoholic in years & years, for all you others working on my problem... Mary
In some drugs, ones that are affected by a certain enzyme in our bodies, have a synergistic effect when ingested with grapefruit juice. It causes the effect of the xanax to be more pronounced IN SOME PEOPLE. Since you have been doing this for over a year with no ill effects, I don't think there is a reason to worry. If you're still worried about these possible side effect, talk to your doc next time you see him/her. If you are really worried, call and make an appoimtment to see the doc and explain your apprehensions.
Hope you have a go day.
The Sweetest Hippie Chickie
You're fine. Xanax and grapefruit juice usually don't interact. Now valium and grapefruit juice, that's bad juju
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