Saturday, March 29, 2014
I just want to start with this appeal....
Read the warnings, side effects and information that comes from the pharmacy with your medication. I have been on my medication for years. It works and has not been changed. My medication for blood pressure is a diuretic, as a matter of fact two diuretics. No Channel blockers or calcium blockers. Because I had been on this medication for years....I had not been reading my pharmacy papers for years. After a few people ask me if Grapefruit interacted with my meds.....I decided to check again.
I am ok....but there are blood pressure meds that grapefruit can interact with plus..... other medications like cholesterol lowering medications. So read up on you own specific medications and follow their lead. One other tidbit of information that I found interesting is that Grapefruit may interfere with the metabolism of estrogen and there fore was suggested if you have breast cancers then it may be wise to avoid Grapefruit. More studies needed of course.
Blood Pressure Medication
Some blood pressure medications enter the bloodstream too quickly if you drink grapefruit juice with them. These include nifedipine, nicardipine, felodipine, nisoldipine, nimodipine and isradapine. If you take any of these medications, ask your doctor if you should avoid grapefruit juice.
I have enjoyed these Grapefruit and will continue .....
Hope you are having a great Saturday... Blessings