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Description:This image depicts a clean wooden tabletop, atop which two whole grapefruit, and a white ceramic bowl containing a half of one of these fruits had been placed. The halved fruit revealed its juicy, nutrient-rich red-orange interior, which was encased in a thick yellow-orange skin. Grapefruit is a terrific source of vitamin A and vitamin C, providing 20% and 70% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA), respectively.


If YOU DRINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE AND TAKE MEDICATIONS READ THIS, and see the link below for further information about this warning:
A cold glass of grapefruit juice is part of the morning routine for a lot of people. What you may not realize, however, is that this same juice might interact with drugs you are taking. The interaction between grapefruit and some medications was discovered by accident when researchers were looking for an interaction between a particular blood pressure medicine and alcohol. Grapefruit juice was used as a vehicle to mask the taste of the alcohol. While the alcohol did not affect the amount of the drug circulating in the body, the grapefruit juice greatly increased the levels of the medication.

Some medications which may be affected by grapefruit juice include: midazolam (Versed®), cyclosporin (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), lovastatin (Mevacor®), simvastatin (Zocor®), pravastatin (Pravachol®), and Thyroid medications.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - Vegetable of the Month: Grapefruit
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