Grapefruit Interactions With Some Medications

February 7, 2022, 5:50 pm

Grapefruits are a popular choice for those looking for healthy snack options in the new year. However, grapefruits and grapefruit juice can interact with certain medications.

The interaction between grapefruit and medicine is a complex process that happens while your body metabolizes the drug, which can prevent the drug from working as well. Here is a short video created by the FDA to show how grapefruit interacts with some drugs.

It is important to know whether your medications interact with grapefruit to allow medications to work their best. You can also ask your doctor whether there are other medication options available that don’t interact with grapefruit.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new medication or make big changes to your diet. They can tell you if your medicine could interact with any foods or other medications, and steer you in the right direction!




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