Metoprolol grapefruit

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WHERE IS THE QUANTITATIVE BALANCE? IS A GALLON OF GRAPEFRUIT JUICE BAD? OR IS A 1/2 OF A GRAPEFRUIT OF NO CONSEQUENCE. I HAVE BEEN ON RANEXA AND HAVE CONTINUED THE GRAPEFRUIT AND I DO NOT FEEL ANY NOTICEABLE SIDE EFFECTS OTHER THAN SLIGH LIGHT-HEADED-NESS AT TIMES. IS TAKING 1/2 A GRAPEFRUIT GOING TO RESULT IN A LONG TERM PROBLEM. WOULD APPRECIATE COMMENTS. THX.
Thanks you so much for posting your comment about the drug interactions between metoprolol and grapefruit! My fiance wanted to eat a grapefruit and I remembered a reaction between the two...thank goodness for your help!!
can I drink the juice of 1 grapefruit a day, if I am taking metoprolol and fosinopril for blood pressure? My blood pressure is completely controled.
Been on Atenolol (for 15 years) then switched to Metoprolol when the Aten quit stopping the palpitations. Well..I havent felt "right" for a while now. Tired, always feel like I have a SLIGHT case of vertigo..not really dizzy..but...off.... I kept up with my workouts and every other crazy thing in my life. Went to the cardiac workout place on Wed of last week to workout, and I was telling the tecnician about how I had been feeling.
They are few and far between, but they are out there --I haven't found a cardiologist yet who falls into this category, but a few Internists. Also, grapefruit and grapefruit juice interacts with many heart drugs (also Fresca pop/soda has gf juice in it, so that is out too) and should be avoided at all costs.
Citrus juices, specially grapefruit, CRANBERRY and orange juice, interact with heart and blood pressure medications. By inhibiting the same enzyme that metabolizes the Metroprolol, the juice raises the levels of the drug in your blood and it can cause an overdose. Your doctor should have known that. Page 6 talks about the interaction of medications with cranberry juice...... http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/drugInteractions/pubs/2004_Huang_Lesko_drug-food_interactions.
It is interesting that twopack mentions 'Supplementing with cranberry juice' , following my husbands triple bypass he was advised not to drink cranberry juice; also no grapefruit or grapefruit juice can be taken with some of his heart tablets.
I was prescribed i for the anxiety i get from the PACs. My cardiologist gave me metoprolol for the PACs. The xanax doesnt do anything to help the PACs. To be honest, the metoprolol I take doesnt seem to be working for me either because i still get the same amout od skippd beats as i did before. KAREN.... I feel your pain, I dont know if i could ignore or try to live with the PACs. the beta blocker doesnt seem to be doing anything, the xanax dosnt do anything but make me a little tired.
Everything comes out normal. I am currently on Metoprolol Tartrate 75mg a day. I take 25mg three times a day. If I try and take any higher dose at a time it makes me get real tired and I dont want to do anything. Thats why its broken up 3x a day. Anyways, the Metoprolol is not working and I have been on a number of other BBs that used to work. Is there a reason why all of a sudden the BBs are working anymore? I have been dealing with palpitations since I was 18, and I'm now 33.
I know this question is asked a lot and I'm sorry to add one more but I'd like to know a little more of what I'm getting in to. Also, why is drinking Grapefruit juice not recommended when taking Xanax? Thanks!
There are many drugs that interact with coumadin (see below). Common foods such as grapefruit juice, leafy green vegetables and many drugs can change coumadin levels. Smoking also changes drug levels. Also be sure to take the same brand of drug each time and always take the drug at the same time of day (usually 6pm). The following is information on warfarin and it's drug interactions.
There are many drugs that interact with coumadin (see below). Common foods such as grapefruit juice, leafy green vegetables and many drugs can change coumadin levels. Smoking also changes drug levels. Also be sure to take the same brand of drug each time and always take the drug at the same time of day (usually 6pm). The following is information on warfarin and it's drug interactions.
There are many drugs that interact with coumadin (see below). Common foods such as grapefruit juice, leafy green vegetables and many drugs can change coumadin levels. Smoking also changes drug levels. Also be sure to take the same brand of drug each time and always take the drug at the same time of day (usually 6pm). The following is information on warfarin and it's drug interactions.
If you are unsure check with your doctor or pharmacist. Common foods such as grapefruit juice, leafy green vegetables and many drugs can also change coumadin levels. Smoking also changes drug levels. The following is information on warfarin and it's drug interactions. Coumadin (generic name Warfarin) is a anticoagulant (blood thinner) that is used for a variety of conditions.
Also seperate and never take your vitamins at the same time as any medications. Never take any medications or vitamins or herbs with grapefruit juice or antacids. Grapefruit juice can litterally incrase the strength of medications. Antacids can render them ineffective. Its not enough to hear or see natural. You have to know what your taking and how, when and what to take them. READ YOUR LABELS! DO NOT DOUBLE OR TRIPLE ANY VITAMIN, MINERAL OR HERBS!
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