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Unread 07-11-2005, 10:39 AM
The kind of juice you drink affects the amount of iron you get (2002)

Here is a list I found Suzie hope it helps!
Drugs that Interact with Grapefruit Juice:
(from the December 2004 issue of the American Journal of Nursing)

Antibiotics: clarithromycin, erythromycin, troleandomycin
Anxiolytics: alprazolam, buspirone, midazolam, triazolam
Antiarrhythmics: amiodarone, quinidine
Anticoagulant: warfarin
Antiepileptic: carbamazepine
Antifungal: itraconazole
Anthelmintic: albendazole
Antihistamine: fexofenadine
Antineoplastics: cyclophosphamide, etoposide, ifosfamide, tamoxifen, vinblastine, vincristine
Antitussive: dextromethorphan
Antivirals: amprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir
Benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment: finasteride
â-blockers: carvedilol
Calcium channel blockers: diltiazem, felodipine, nicardipine, nifedipine, nimodipine, nisoldipine, verapamil
Erectile dysfunction drugs: sildenafil, tadalafil
Hormone replacement: cortisol, estradiol, methylprednisolone, progesterone, testosterone
Immunosuppressants: cyclosporine, sirolimus, tacrolimus
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors: atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin
Opioids: alfentanil, fentanyl, sufentanil
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: fluvoxamine, sertraline
Xanthine: theophylline

SOURCE: University of Rochester Medical Center
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Unread 07-11-2005, 10:51 AM
The kind of juice you drink affects the amount of iron you get (2002)

Shoozie, you were right in the rest of the article they explained why this happens with grapefruit juice
"Karch, an expert on drug interactions, explains that grapefruit juice is one of the foods most likely to cause problems with drugs, because it is metabolized by the same enzyme in the liver that breaks down many drugs. The cytochrome P-450 3A4 enzyme breaks down grapefruit juice into useful components for body, just like it breaks down dozens of medications. Karch says when the system is overloaded, the grapefruit juice can "swamp" the system, keeping the liver busy and blocking it from breaking down drugs and other substances.

Drugs that use the same pathway and interact with grapefruit juice target some of the most common health problems doctors see today. The list consists of more than 50 medications, including some drugs used to treat high cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure, cancer, pain, impotence, and allergies.

Karch notes that interactions with grapefruit juice are well known and documented among drug researchers, and that an appropriate warning label is included with each prescription. Nevertheless, she says that many patients, nurses and doctors aren't aware of the interactions or the potential serious consequences, and that many people fail to read the warning labels about drug-food interactions.

The consequences of an interaction depend on the drug involved. A woman on birth-control pills who drinks a lot of grapefruit juice might find herself pregnant because the juice blocks the action of the medication. A person on an anti-depressant might have too much or too little energy, depending on the specific medication. Someone on antibiotics might end up with diarrhea or could be ill longer than usual because the drug won't work as well as it should. A heart patient might not get the lowered blood pressure that a medication should deliver, or the heart's rhythms might become irregular if an anti-arrhythmia drug can't do its job.

The most severe effects are likely with some cholesterol-lowering medications, Karch says. While the liver devotes its resources to grapefruit juice, the medication can build up to dangerous levels, causing a breakdown of the body's muscles and even kidney failure. This is what happened to the patient discussed in the article."

ps. this includes eating grapefruits as well as drinking them.
Unread 07-11-2005, 11:22 AM
The kind of juice you drink affects the amount of iron you get (2002)

Wow, Marg....

Great research! What a list!!
Might be nice to put that list on the Hyster's site somewhere (along with the dark fruit juices one).

Did this article indicate whether it was just "ORAL" HRT?
I would believe that it probably is, since oral goes through the liver to be metabolized.
I would think that patches, sublingual, creams would be OK w/the juice intake, because it enters the bloodstream, bypassing the liver metabolism.
(But that's just a guess of mine.)

I've been on the cholesterol lowering meds for 2 years and (sniff) don't do grapefruits or the juice anymore.

Unread 02-16-2006, 09:47 AM
what is wrong with me?

hi all ,
i stumble on this thread today, wierd as it may seem, since surg 2 wks ago. abd hyst - left 1 ooph, i have been craving grape juice, grapefruit and oranges. i am wondering if thats such a good idea. also have been off all painkillers since the 4th post op day. i also drink alot of water - tea - etc. seems strange. but i should be ok as i am not in need of any meds including the birth control pills !
Unread 02-18-2006, 08:43 PM
The kind of juice you drink affects the amount of iron you get (2002)

hello sisters
wow i am two weeks post op and severely anemic. i was taking my iron and washing it down with grape juice!! what would i do w/o this site.
Unread 10-07-2015, 12:34 AM
The kind of juice you drink affects the amount of iron you get (2002)

[QUOTE=fran.k;898509]I am drinking a new drink out, white cranberry and grape. Tried white cranberry and peach, but that was a little sour.

Did anybody know that you mustnt drink cranberry anything if you are on warfarin? There was a big write up in paper about a man who haemorrhaged and died, from drinking cranberry juice, while on warfarin. Just wondered if any ladies knew, cos a lot of us drink cranberry for the bladder![/quote]

That's interesting..does that apply to heparin too ..I wonder? I drink cranberry raspberry all the time, and they gave me a shot of heparin after surgery. Was 2 weeks post op on Monday
Unread 01-20-2020, 06:39 AM
The kind of juice you drink affects the amount of iron you get (2002)

Originally Posted by trish View Post
Or "all things in moderation"

Apparently, dark grape juice blocks the absorption of iron by almost 60% so if you are taking iron pills to build yourself back up, don't wash it down with dark grape juice--even though in general it's good for you. It's a relatively preliminary study, but still, it just shows that moderation is a good thing--and especially with children who need iron to grow right.

On the other hand, for most of us who are postmenopausal, the darker the juice the better since we don't want excess iron in general. It has bad effects.

Dark grape juice and reduced iron availability by 67 percent, while prune juice produced a 31 percent reduction. Light-colored juices, on the other hand, actually had the opposite effect; they increased iron uptake. Pear juice produced the highest levels, followed by apple, orange, grapefruit and white grape juices.
Vitamin C or orange juice will help absorb iron.
Unread 08-01-2020, 06:26 PM
Re: The kind of juice you drink affects the amount of iron you get (2002)

Any foods high in vitamin C will help you absorb iron: Citrus, tomatoes, potatoes, raspberries, blueberries are all good sources of vitamin C.

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