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Norvir/Grapefruit Interactions
Aug 19, 2004

I was reading on line at AIDS MEDS.COM that there is a potential harmful food drug interaction for people taking Norvir. Neither my Dr, nor pharmacist mentioned this. I do take norvir and consume grapefruits and grapefruit juice almost daily. I have not noticed any negative side effects. Would I, or is this something that only blood workup will reveal. I've stopped eating grapefruits until I have a chance to discuss with my Dr. But I wanted to get the "Experts'" opinion as well.

Response from Mr. Vergel

Grapefruit can increase your blood levels of medications (Norvir also does that, as you know). You may have a lot more side effects because of higher medication blood levels. I would try to avoid it. It is a great fruit with lots of antioxidants. Try eating oranges, blue berries, lemons, and other fruits instead. Nelson



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