For more online information on food-drug interactions, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine or National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Drug-Nutrient Interaction Task Force.
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Phase I Studies of Sirolimus Alone or in Combination with Pharmacokinetic Modulators in Advance Cancer Patients. Ezra E.W. Cohen et al. Clinical Cancer Research. Published OnlineFirst August 7, 2012; doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-12-0110. Abstract at:
“Grapefruit can interact with many drugs to cause severe effects or death: study. Sheryl Ubelacker, Ottawa Citizen. 28 Nov. 2012. Accessed online at:
Reviewed December 11, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith