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eating grapefruit
Sep 28, 2011

Hi Dr. Henry

Im on hiv meds and antipsychotic drugs and cholesterol drugs.Is it ok to eat grapefruit cause i really like it.I take meds in morning and meds at night and like to eat grapfruit in mid day. Also do you know what foods i should avoid? I dont eat high fat foods or drink soda.

Thank you doctor.

Response from Dr. Henry

Depends on which HIV drugs you are taking, which cholesterol drugs, and how much grapefruit. Grapefruit can decrease levels of some HIV drugs so highly recommend reviewing meds with your HIV specilist and/or a HIV knowledgeable pharmacist. KH



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