Don’t Blame the Grapefruit

You’ve probably heard the news. It’s been on television and it’s making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. The title of the ABC News story is, “Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning”. Before going further, allow me to state that this is not really news. Sure, the number of drugs involved is larger, but we have known for decades that grapefruit juice interacts with drug actions.
The interactions vary – sometimes enhancing the drug’s action and sometimes blocking it. Chances are that other foods interact with drugs, but nothing is as well studied as the grapefruit connection.
On the one hand, we may be inclined to make grapefruit ou…

Written by Newport Beach Compounding Center Staff

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