Grapefruit seed extract and HIV meds
Jul 25, 2010
Came across an article in POZ about using grapefruit seed extract in a nasal rinse to combat chronic nasal problems. The article also mentions drinking the extract added to water. Am using Crixivan, Epivir, AZT, Acyclovir, Crestor, and Percocet. Any need for concerns about drug interaction, using the extract either way, or both.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Some studies have found that grapefruit juice can reduce indinavir levels. I am not sure there is any data specific to grapefruit seed extract. If you are going to use this better to separate any ingestion of indinavir by 2-3 hours from the grapefruit seed extract.
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