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Author Topic: Are Oranges as bad as grapefruit ?  (Read 425 times)

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Offline weasel

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Are Oranges as bad as grapefruit ?
« on: February 06, 2015, 12:13:13 PM »


       Howdy do !

       I have been eating oranges  a lot lately .

          Bob was reading an article that said  oranges effect
       cholesterol mecations ; been taking cholesterol meds for 6 months now , I        am also  wondering if they effect
        HIV MEDS .  I have searched , I don't get far  ???


                                        thank you ,   
                                                           Carl


    I'm trying to get my Summer Body back ' will need it for the AMG Gathering Memphis 2015  :)   
" Live and let Live "

Offline initforlife

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Re: Are Oranges as bad as grapefruit ?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 12:21:02 PM »
I haven't read anything on oranges. Carl. but just don't eat the dog treats!  ;)
sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

Offline leatherman

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Re: Are Oranges as bad as grapefruit ?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2015, 04:32:31 PM »
I, too, haven't heard anything about OJ and HIV meds.

googling "grapefruit hiv meds" gave me this aidmeds article
http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/Grapefruit_Medications_1667_23319.shtml
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Certain Meds Mixed With Grapefruit Juice Can Be a Fatal Cocktail
The Canadian scientist who first discovered that grapefruit can alter certain prescription drug levels in the body has released an updated list of 85 medications that may cause such reactions, 43 of which can cause fatal interactions, The New York Times reports. A clinical pharmacologist at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario, David Bailey, PhD, updated his list to reflect releases of new medications over the past four years. The list includes drugs to treat HIV, high cholesterol and cancer, as well as immunosuppressants, psychotropic medications, synthetic opioids, birth control and estrogen.

How often such reactions occur is up for debate, but Bailey stresses that however rare they may be, anyone taking prescription medication and consuming grapefruit juice or grapefruit, as well as pomelo, lime and marmalade, should consult the list of drugs and monitor for symptoms that may indicate a side effect of the combination. Timing of grapefruit consumption is not relevant; it must be avoided entirely to avoid the potential interaction.

To see the full list of medications, click here.
http://www.cmaj.ca/content/suppl/2012/11/26/cmaj.120951.DC1/grape-bailey-1-at.pdf

this article says oranges reduce cholesterol
http://www.joybauer.com/high-cholesterol/best-foods-for-high-cholesterol.aspx

HOWEVER this one warns about orange juice and several meds
http://blackdoctor.org/3071/why-can-t-i-take-my-pills-with-orange-juice/
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline weasel

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Re: Are Oranges as bad as grapefruit ?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2015, 05:49:22 PM »
   I'm more confused  ???  I guess I will eat oranges .
   My cholesterol   is threw the roof !

    As for Mental MEDS  , I need all the help I can get .

     Thank you Leatherman  :)

     Initforlife , It was only a spoon full ................  ;D

                                                         Weasel 
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Offline AusShep

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Re: Are Oranges as bad as grapefruit ?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2015, 09:24:51 PM »
   I'm more confused  ???  I guess I will eat oranges .
   My cholesterol   is threw the roof !
...

Are you taking meds for the cholesterol?  If not, do it.  Not worth taking the cardiovascular risk without it.

Offline weasel

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Re: Are Oranges as bad as grapefruit ?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 02:35:05 PM »
Are you taking meds for the cholesterol?  If not, do it.  Not worth taking the cardiovascular risk without it.

    Hi AusShep  , Nice to meet you   :)


    I am taking Fenofibrate  for 6 months now .

     I take Medicine for HIV   and Cholesterol   , also  supplements :   B-complex , Vitamin D & Niacin .

    Along with mental meds  :P

   As   Anne would say :   I am paying for fancy pee  ;D

    It may be  in my head , but I feel better using them .       

    I will find out  on my next visit if the Fenofibrate is working  ,   Last time my labs were all screwed up  :o


                                                    Hoping to live to 93 ,
                                                                                             Carl
" Live and let Live "

 


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