Tuesday, January 19, 2010

DANGERS of Grapefruit !!! - broken link has now been fixed



Did you know that grapefruit can be dangerous when you are taking some cancer treatments?  Grapefruit, grapefruit juice or anything that contains this type of fruit, such as cookies, salads, sauces, etc can be very potent to your system when on certain cancer treatments. 

Ingesting grapefruit can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream, and when on cancer medications, it can increase the effective amount of dosage in your body.  Always check with your doctor first to see if the type of treatment you may be taking, interacts with grapefruit.

There's another great website as well that will indicate interactions with your type of medicines, and some in particular will tell you to "avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice" when on a particular type of medication.  You can look up "Sutent" for an example.  The website is as follows

5 comments:

Bruce said...

I never knew the seriousness of mixing grapefruit with my meds. I have checked the other website you provided as well and it does show that there could be a bad reaction if I eat grapefruit. Thanks so much.

Charlie Cheeseman said...

Hi Deb, first of all I want to wish your husband and you, strength in every way, hope, courage, and wisdom in confronting this disease.

I remember taking meds when I was treated and yes, grapefruit was not to be taken with certain ones. Even if I had loved grapefruit I was not going to have any. On food, I try and improve what I feed myself, so as to not feed the cancer and bring it back.

Best wishes to you both.

p.s., I finally got around to answering your question about copyright Deb, though I still need to read up more on it.. I posted a response at my blog.

Whidbey Woman said...

Thank you for this very important message!

Charlie Cheeseman said...

Just had to tell you that you really put your camera eye to good use. I looked at your photos and they are Fantastic! So many excellent shots you have there.

dawn said...

Thank you for stopping by. You have a very informative blog...