Estrogens/Grapefruit Juice Interaction Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug, changing your diet or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Important. Possible changes in your diet, medicine, or dosage should be discussed with your doctor or pharmacist.

How the interaction occurs:

Grapefruit juice decreases the ability of the gut to process estrogens.

What might happen:

The level of this drug can increase in your blood. This can lead to spotting or bleeding, nausea, vomiting and breast tenderness.

What you should do about this interaction:

It is best to avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice while on this medication.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience nausea, vomiting, spotting or bleeding, and breast tenderness.Contact your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more information.Your healthcare professionals may be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change your medicine or diet before checking with them first.

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