fruit juices other than grapefruit can interact with drugs

People are hearing the rumor that fruit juices other than grapefruit can interact with drugs.

We've known for years that grapefruit blocks enzymes in the stomach...and INCREASES levels of some statins (simvastatin, lovastatin), heart meds (felodipine [Plendil], etc), and others.

Now studies suggest that orange and apple juice can DECREASE levels of some drugs...potentially affecting Allegra (fexofenadine), Levaquin (levofloxacin), Tenormin (atenolol), and others.

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