For more specific information on the kinds of
health problems you could have if you drink grapefruit juice while taking a
certain medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
How can you prevent problems?
You can take steps to
avoid problems with grapefruit juice and your medicine.
Before you take any medicine, ask your doctor
or pharmacist if you can safely drink grapefruit juice.
labels on foods and natural health products to make sure they do not contain
grapefruit, grapefruit juice, or grapefruit extract. You may also want to avoid
Seville oranges (which are sometimes used in marmalade but not in orange
juice), pomelos, and tangelos. Some studies have shown that they too can
Always read the
warning labels for any medicine you are taking. If you have questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you are having unusual or
uncomfortable side effects from your medicine.
Tell your doctor and other health professionals about all the
medicines you are taking. This includes herbs, vitamins, homeopathic products, supplements, and over-the-counter medicines.