Always ask your pharmacist if any grapefruit drug interactions exist.
CHECK YOUR DRUGS FOR INTERACTIONS
It is easy to check your medication to know if a potential conflict exists. Most medications for diabetics have been tested against grapefruit drug interactions. If it is dangerous, the label will most likely have a grapefruit warning on the bottle. A good habit to form is to ask your knowledgeable pharmacist about all of your medications and grapefruit.
Whenever you are prescribed a new medication it is best to ask about the grapefruit drug interactions and other potential side effects. Many complications and side effects do exist for the drugs
prescribed to those suffering from Type 2 Diabetes
Search on the internet for interactions. If you order medications online or cannot communicate easily with your pharmacist, search Google for answers. Simply enter your medication name with these terms in a Google search:
When new medications are released to the market, they are classified and tested against this known condition. If the medication bottle does not list anything, nor does your Google search, you should be in the clear.
KNOWN GRAPEFRUIT DRUG INTERACTIONS
Below is a list of some, but not all, of the medications that pose a risk of toxic interaction. Double check WebMD
for longer lists of medications.
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This list below is for the trade names of medications, which you may recognize easier than the technical classification listed above.
- Doral, Dormalin
- Zoloft, Lustral
- Ritalin, Concerta
- Zocor, Simlup, Simcor, Simvacor
- Quinidex, Cardioquin, Quinora
- Cafergot, Ergomar
- Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip
- Luvox, Faverin, Fevarin and Dumyrox
- Eltroxin, Levoxyl, Synthroid
- Losec, Prilosec
- Calan SR, Covera HS, Isoptin SR, Verelan
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