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Grapefruit interaction ??

Apr 15, 2009

HOw does eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice interfere with today's antiviral meds? Or has that become just an old wive's tale? I take Atripla, but I love grapefruit juice.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

Unless your drinking a ton of grapefruit juice, there's nothing to worry about. The interaction between grapefruit and the medications in Atripla are not very significant.


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