grapefruit juice

New Warning About Grapefruit and Pills

Posted on 11/29/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s been known for some time that grapefruit juice can interact badly with some medications, but now Canadian experts warn that even more medications can cause these interactions — and the result, in some cases, can be deadly. Researchers at the University of Western Ontario said that while 17 drugs were identified in 2008 as having the potential to cause very serious problems when taken with grapefruit, the number has now grown to 43. Thirteen drugs may be lethal when …

Grapefruit Juice Could Help Cancer Patients…And Save Them Money

Posted on 08/8/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthGrapefruit juice can interfere with a lot of prescription and nonprescription drugs, but cancer researchers found that the tart juice helps the body absorb more of a promising medication, reducing side effects and saving patients money because they need smaller doses. Cancer researchers at the University of Chicago found that a glass of grapefruit juice increased the body’s uptake of a powerful drug called sirolimus, which allowed doctors to cut the drug dosage by a third to get the same …