INTERACTIONS OF GRAPEFRUIT WITH MEDICATIONSGrapefruit has become an important part of breakfast. Many people have been attracted to grapefruit because of its cholesterol-lowering abilities and its reported benefits against cancer. However, what is not known, is the possible interaction of grapefruit with many prescription medications. Grapefruit interacts with many cholesterol-lowering drugs, antihistamines, psychiatric medications, and others. In some cases, the results are fatal. The victims may suffer from severe, elevated side reactions that is not normally observed when the drug is administered in prescribed doses. Because of this, the role of grapefruit in initiating this condition may not be known and the health care givers may assign other causes. We will examine the mechanism in which the grapefruit interacts with prescription medications. We will also look into clinical evidences.
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