【Medicine Life】 Grapefruit Juice

Little Pill Since the article about drug-food interactions, I have a common question: “Can I eat grapefruit or Shatin pomelo when I take cholesterol pills?” Let me explain in more detail and list some of the most common medications here. Grapefruit is a nutritious fruit containing vitamin C and potassium but contains compounds called furanocoumarins.  Seville oranges (often used to make orange marmalade), pomelos, and tangelos (a cross of tangerines and grapefruit) might have the same effect as grapefruit juice. However, the number of furanocoumarins is considerably less in one whole fruit than in freshly squeezed juice (200mL). Interactions occur whether grapefruit is consumed as a whole fruit

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