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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:56 PM

Grapefruit and pills mix warning

Doctors have warned of a "lack of knowledge" about the dangers of mixing some medications with grapefruit.

The fruit can cause overdoses of some drugs by stopping the medicines being broken down in the intestines and the liver.

The researchers who first identified the link said the number of drugs that became dangerous with grapefruit was increasing rapidly.

They were writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20497086

The main link to Grapefruit-medication interactions: Forbidden fruit or avoidable consequences? - Canadian Medical Association Journal cannot be read without subscription.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:02 PM

1. That is why I use Webmd.com when I get a new perscription

They are pretty good. I guess I should look up stuff periodically, not just when it is prescribed.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:49 PM

2. I also use the pill identifier sites

when the pharmacy switches generics, just to make sure I got what I was supposed to.

We all need to advocate for ourselves when it comes to medication.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:51 PM

3. you are correct.

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