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Fruit juice may keep meds from body

August 20, 2008 9:59:30 AM PDT
A new study has found fruit juice may keep your body from absorbing certain medications.Other studies have found grapefruit juice can lower the effectiveness of some drugs, but now researchers are linking orange and apple juice to the same problem. They say the fruit juices block some drugs used to treat heart disease, cancer and organ transplant rejection from getting into your bloodstream.

Before making a change, researchers say you should check with your doctor.

For a list of drugs that may conflict with grapefruit juice and other citrus juices, visit MayoClinic.com


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