|No grapefruit at all??
Apr 3, 2008
Ive heard that grapefruit can interact with a lot of HIV drugs. But I really love eating the stuff, it's like a fundamental part of my breakfast. Is there any way I can keep having it when I start taking HIV drugs or will that be out of the picture?
| Response from Mr. Vergel
Grapefruit is rich in flavonoids that are great for health but that can affect how your body metabolizes drugs in the liver. All interaction studies were performed by giving grapefruit juice at the same time as medications, so we do not know its effect if you were to take it two to fours hours after meds. I would just try to replace it with oranges or other fruits until more data are available. It would be a shame to have toxicities due to increased HIV medication blood levels because you cannot let go of your love for this fruit.
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