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I have read that there are studies that grapefruit juice has properties that actually help with the HCV. Anyone read that? Opionions?
However, since the accidental discovery of an interaction between the calcium channel blocker, felodipine, with grapefruit juice,1 it has now become evident that grapefruit juice has the potential to alter the plasma concentrations of many medications when they are taken by mouth. In some cases, this may result in undesirable clinical effects of medications.
One thing I have read about is Grapefruit Juice helping in clearing HCV. Since reading this I have started drinking Grapefruit Juice daily. The way I see it is it is not going to hurt me either way to drink it. But I was wondering how many here really believe that drinking Grapefruit Juice can help fight off HCV? I am trying everything I can to help me try and have spontaneous clearance. I don't really care for the taste but have been putting it down just incase.
Some of them forget to mention that the level of naringenin concentration needed is impossible to achieve simply by drinking the juice, or even by taking supplements. I've drank grapefruit juice for 3 months, and it made me feel great, full of energy, plus my gallstones stopped bothering me. Yet, as for HCV, my viral load actually grew by the end of the third month. This is when I agreed to start tx.
I note there is a caution on my lipitor not to take grapefruit juice while on this medication. What about taking LEMON juice? Is it classed as the same?
One ingredient is Concentrated Grapefruit Juice, do not mix it with ANY statin.
Hi Stacey...thanks for posting this info...I did know that grapefruit and grapefruit juice could interact with some meds.... Many r unaware that even "natural" supplements can interact with meds...so u should never add nething to ur list of intake items unless u discuss it with ur dr or ur pharmacist....they can tell u what will have adverse reactions...or cause ur meds to be ineffective.....
I've been on Lipitor 10mg for about 4 years. I've had episodes of burning type muscle pain in my legs and arms, some numbness and tingling along with general feeling of nausea and malaise. My doctor feels this could be because of the Lipitor and I stopped taking it 4 days ago. How long until I can expect to see improvement? My liver enzymes were always within normal range and blood work shows no elevated white count or anemia. Thanks.
grapefruit, pomegranate juice or Resveratrol or similar in you diet.? In any case, it is rare, but if it is statin produced, the damage can be big, therefore I would stop statins for a while to see how it progress. Meanwhile try to increase your Vit.D and Magnesium if they are low... this could be done in less than 1 month. Also, if you are taking statins for so long are you also taking Q10 to counter the fact that statins also inhibits its production?.
But as both are metabolized in the liver, it can cause liver damage. According to studies done, grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of atorvastatin. This can increase the risk of side effects such as liver damage. You should limit your consumption of grapefruit juice to no more than 1 quart per day during treatment with atorvastatin. Regards.
Drugs That Interact With Grapefruit Juice Here are some drugs that interact with grapefruit juice. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you're concerned about any of your medications.
How does grapefruit interact with medicines? Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice can cause higher levels of some medicines in your body, making it more likely that you will have side effects from the medicine. Interactions can happen up to 3 days after eating or drinking grapefruit. This means you cannot drink grapefruit juice in the morning and take your medications later in the day to stop possible medicine interactions. Return to top Do all medicines interact with grapefruit?
are good for you but not if sickly--and many pills do not do well or are told to not use w/grapefruit with--Lipitor, is a biggy no no! I find if I grill pineapple slices, they do not effect like the fresh just cut will do!
thanks Research about the interaction of grapefruit juice with drugs suggests that compounds in grapefruit juice, called furanocoumarins (for example, bergamottin), may be responsible for the effects of grapefruit juice. Researchers believe that furanocoumarins block the enzymes in the intestines that normally break down many drugs. One glass of grapefruit juice could elicit the maximum blocking effect, and the effect may persist for longer than 24 hours.
* Anthelmintics (Used for treating certain parasitic infections, includes praziquantel albendazole and mebendazole) * carbamazepine (Tegretol) Grapefruit or grapefruit juice slows the breakdown of this drug, increasing the level of it in blood * Loperamide (Imodium), the anti-diarrhea drug * colchicine (Colcrys) The CYP3A4 isoform of cytochrome P450 is located in both the liver and the enterocytes. Many oral drugs undergo first-pass (presystemic) metabolism by the enzyme.
My girlfriend is concerned about taking her meds in the AM with grapefruit juice. Would you happen to know if it is okay to have acidic juices with ACYCLOVIR? She was told that they may interfere with their effectiveness......
Three liver specialists Ive consulted with all feel that the statin/HCV warnings have been overblown and that statins (including lipitor) are usually safe for those with HCV. Taking it with grapefruit juice is another story and I believe that's contraindicated. That said, liver enzymes should be regularly monitored when on statins, especially in the beginng. Did your liver enzymes spike after taking Lipitor? If not, your liver pains might be caused by something else.
Mix 1 teaspoon with juice. I like veggy juice or orange. Take once a day for the first week and then 3 times per day hence. Note that since my condition is hereditary I did not attempt to alter my eating habits at all. I am a fit and trim man and have modified my eating habits decades ago to maintain appropriate weight to height ratio. Now that I am 'cured' I will drop my pectin intake to 1 teaspoon/day. In Jan'08 I will be tested again to see in the lower maintenance dose is effective.
a box which lasts about 3 weeks. Mix 1 teaspoon with juice. I like veggy juice or orange. Take once a day for the first week and then 3 times per day hence. Note that since my condition is hereditary I did not attempt to alter my eating habits at all. I am a fit and trim man and have modified my eating habits decades ago to maintain appropriate weight to height ratio. Now that I am 'cured' I will drop my pectin intake to 1 teaspoon/day.
I set out to educate myself at the University of Google and graduated with a M.D. of me. Although I had a brand new (and yet unopened) $90. bottle of Lipitor, I was soon convinced to toss them for a wide array of alternative and natural remedies. Now, 6 months later, with HDL up 130% to normal and CHOL also in the normal range, I am feeling much better. My treatment came off the shelf at the local grocer at a cost of approx. $20 for the 6 months, and with no noticeable negative side affects.
a box which lasts about 3 weeks. Mix 1 teaspoon with juice. I like veggy juice or orange. Take once a day for the first week and then 3 times per day hence. Note that since my condition is hereditary I did not attempt to alter my eating habits at all. I am a fit and trim man and have modified my eating habits decades ago to maintain appropriate weight to height ratio. Andyprius is correct, exercise and proper diet is not enough.
You don't mix grapefruit with certain (if not most) cholestrial meds such as Lipitor and others. But Cranberry juice and tx, yum yum.....
Have you had any comments from the pharmacy as to drug interactions? One that I know of is grapefruit juice. Make sure she doesn't have any, it can double and even triple the effects of certain medications. I have two concerns regarding her list of medications. 1. There are far too many and judging from a few it is damaging her liver. and 2. Aspirin is a mircale drug, yes - but it is a powerful blood thinner as well. Make sure she gets blood tests.
) ps: I struggle with very LOW bloodpressure, so I do the complete opposite: live on salty stuff!
I take Diazide/Maxide (for BP/HR and edema), Lopressor (for BP/HR)and low dose aspirin (for atrial septal aneurysm) along with Lipitor (for high hsCRP). I get lightheaded often no matter where my level seems to be. It's odd when it is low it feels like it is pounding like crazy. I have checked it at home thinking it would be high and it is not. Then other times it is a regular 120 some over 80 some with an 80 some heart rate in which is perfect.
I tell people that, yes this was done, it's in the literature, it's actually in the drug information when you read it, says avoid grapefruit juice, and then studies showed 1 quart of grapefruit juice. I have never met anybody that drinks a quart of grapefruit juice. But I tell people if they want to use grapefruit, they should know that they shouldn't take it at the same time as their statin because it will increase the dose effect.
I didn't try it because it is in the same family as grapfruit juice. Grapefruit juice can increase the effect of the statin (much lower LDL). My Drs don't want my LDL to drop any lower so I didn't pursue pomegranate juice. If your HDL numbers are still low, you may want to exercise more frequently, like 5-6 times a week, and for longer periods of time.
Still, I do have a number of metabolic syndrome factors such as high tri's, low HDL and high bp, and was literally astounded at the changes when I *strictly* adhered to stage 1. The lipid scores almost paralleled what I got on Lipitor (I was not on Lipitor when on Phase1) with my LDL approaching 70 I believe from over 140 pre Phase 1. To top it off my bp normalized.
May be it is because I only slept for 3 hours last night, or that I drank too much grapefruit juice. I only bought it because it was reduced in price. I do know that certain foods and drinks makes my arthritis much worse. My fingers and wrists are in agony too. I will have to stop typing so much. Hugs to you Mandy. Best wishes.
I told every doctor I ever saw about this but only one doctor did a liver panel workup that showed my liver functions as normal - so I was put on Lipitor for high cholesterol. Finally, this year I got the proper blood work done by my GI doctor and it showed that I do have Hep C. My VL is 6,000,000. I am genotype 2. I will get the rest of the info on my first office visit on Wed. (9/3) to discuss treatment. I may have had this for at least 25 years but at least 15.
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