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Is Grapefruit Affecting Your Medications?

RESOURCES

US Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov

US National Library of Medicines http://www.nlm.nih.gov

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Pharmacists Association http://www.pharmacists.ca

Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

References

American Academy of Family Physicians. Medicine interactions with grapefruit: what you should know. Am Fam Physician. 2006;74(4):611. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p611.html. Accessed March 31, 2014.

Grapefruit/grapefruit juce drug interaction information for health professionals. University of Florida College of Pharmacy Center for Drug Interaction Research and Education website. Available at: http://www.druginteractioncenter.org. Accessed March 31, 2014.

Grapefruit, raw, pink and red and white, all areas. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference website. Available at: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2299. Accessed March 31, 2014.

Stump AL, Mayo T, et al. Management of grapefruit-drug interactions. Am Fam Physician. 2006;74(4):605-608.

Verapamil. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 18, 2013. Accessed March 31, 2014.

Zeratsky K. Grapefruit juice: beware of dangerous medication interactions. Mayo Clinic website. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/consumer-health/expert-answers/food-and-nutrition/faq-20057918. Updated January 31, 2013. Accessed March 31, 2014.

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