Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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