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Grapefruit: Healthy Fruit Can be Deadly When Mixed With Medication

By Susan Cody HERWriter Guide
grapefruit is a healthy fruit that can be deadly with medications Auremar/PhotoSpin

To see this list, check out Mary Calvagna's article Is Grapefruit Affecting Your Medications?

But this doesn't mean that everyone has to give up their grapefruit! It's a very healthy food, packed with Vitamin C , antioxidants, and can even help suppress a too-hearty appetite.

But if you're wondering if your medication may be impacted by grapefruit, make sure to check with your pharmacist first.

Sources:

The New York Times. Well. "Grapefruit Is a Culprit in More Drug Reactions", By Roni Caryn Rabin. Web. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/grapefruit-is-a-culprit-in-more...

EmpowHER.com. Diet and Nutrition. Healthy Eating. "Is Grapefruit Affecting Your Medications?" by Mary Calvagna, MS. Web. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/grapefruit-affecting-your-medica...

Reviewed December 27, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

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