Orange juice can Disrupt Performance Drugs, really?...
If you're a big fan of citrus fruit or juice, but on the other hand are undergoing long-term treatment and should be taking some kind of medication, you should be careful. Why? Because the fruit is rich in vitamin C can affect and disrupt the work of medicine.
Katherne Zeratsky, a nutritionist from the Mayo Clinic say, orange juice or other citrus products may interfere with some types of medication. Zeratsky said, although the interaction caused quite mild, but in some cases this could have serious consequences and lead to health problems.
He also urged everyone to consult a doctor or pharmacist before eating grapefruit (citrus) fruit juice or other products if you are taking various drugs. Where possible, it would be better if you do not eat oranges at all. While you take the medicine and grapefruit products in different time interaction will still be there.
Zeratsky revealed that there are certain chemicals contained in citrus fruits that can interfere with the metabolism of various drugs in your digestive system. These conditions can jeopardize your treatment and cause serious side effects.
In addition there are many more citrus foods that can trigger drug interactions. Here are some examples of prescription medications that can trigger serious interactions if taken bersamaa with citrus products. For more details, you can consult your doctor or pharmacist to see whether the drugs you consume also has interactions with what you eat often:
- Anti-anxiety: Buspirone
- Anti-arrhythmia drugs: Amiodarone (Cordarone)
- Antidepressants: sertraline (Zoloft)
- Antihistamines Fexofenadine (Allegra)
- Anti-retrovirals: Saquinavir (Invirase), indinavir (Crixivan)
- Anti-seizure drugs: Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol)
- Calcium channel blockers (used to treat hypertension): Nifedipine (Procardia), nimodipine (Nimotop), Nisoldipine (Sular)
- Immunosuppressant Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), Tacrolimus (Prograf), Sirolimus (Rapamune)
- Statins (cholesterol lowering drugs): Simvastatin (Zocor), Lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor)
Source : http://www.mayoclinic.com