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New Research Shows Negative Interactions Between Grapefruit and Certain Medicines

Posted November 27, 2012

 

In an updated study, researchers at the University of Western Ontario have identified a list of medicines that can interact badly with grapefruit when taken together. Because grapefruits contain the chemical furanocoumarins, they can interfere with how the body breaks down medicines containing ingredients such as dextromethorphan (found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medicines). Side effects may include issues with heart rhythm, kidney function, and breathing.

Learn more and see the full list of medicines at ABC News.

 

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