Grapefruit and Medicines: A Dangerous Mix?
Grapefruit is one of nature’s healthier foods—but not if you take any one of a growing number of drugs that interact with it, says David Bailey, Ph.D., a clinical pharmacologist at the Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada. His new report shows there are now 85 known medications to watch out for, including common ones like the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft) and the cholesterol med simvastatin (Zocor).
“Grapefruit, as well as Seville oranges and pomelos, contains chemicals that interfere with your ability to break down these drugs before they hit your bloodstream, so you could end up with a much higher dose than prescribed,” warns Bailey.
Click the link below to see the list; if your meds are on it, stick to water or other fruit juices. If you're still unsure, talk to your doctor.