5 Dangerous Food and Medication Combinations via www.doctoroz.com

Healthy Living : Mind, Body, & Soul

Check this list to see if your diet might be messing up your medicines.

Your favorite foods could be messing with your medications. If you want to avoid potentially dangerous combinations, take a look at this list of common medication-food interactions to make sure your diet is in the clear. However, since this is not a complete list, you should also always ask your doctor if you should avoid any particular foods, drinks or supplements specific to your medication regimen.

Grapefruit
Though packed with healthy vitamins, grapefruit and grapefruit juice also alter the function of certain enzymes in the digestive system that are involved in processing some medications.

Be careful if you take statins. Statins such as simvastatin, atorvastatin and pravastatin are used to lower cholesterol. Eating or drinking a significant amount of grapefruit even several hours before or after taking these statins may accelerate side effects or, in severe…

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