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Can I drink grapefruit juice while on bipolar drugs?

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Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice with your bipolar medication. Grapefruit juice may change the effects of some antidepressants (such as Zoloft or Luvox), the anti-anxiety drug Buspar, certain anticonvulsants (such as Tegretol), some antipsychotics (such as Latuda, Seroquel or Geodon), stimulants (such as Adderall, Adderall XR, or Dexedrine), and many sedative-hypnotics (benzodiazepines), such as Klonopin, Xanax, Valium, and Ativan.

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Depression and Other Illnesses."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Depression and Other Illnesses."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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