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grapefruit on PEP
Mar 15, 2013

I had half a grapefruit and wow my head went spinning big time for like an hour, I did some research on here and said it might up your blood levels and some post said it should do nothing, one thing is for certain it made me quite dizzy and i wont have any more until the 28 days is over... i will be ok i presume?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

I don't think that your half grapefruit should cause any lingering problems- indeed, from an HIV perspective, the issue is interactions primarily with HIV protease inhibitors.

I'd agree to avoid the nasty fruit (I don't like grapefruit) for a later time.

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