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01-06-2015, 10:21 AM   #1
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Grapefruit seed extract and Imuran

I have problems with my bladder, so I thought I would take grapefruit seed extract to help me. But I read somewhere that I can't take with Imuran somewhere it says it's okay to take with Imuran and it's good for Crohn's disease. Can somebody tell me can I take it or not?
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01-06-2015, 10:30 AM   #2
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I found this on webmd.com - http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supple...ame=GRAPEFRUIT
Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver.

Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking grapefruit, talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking any medications that are changed by the liver.

Some medications changed by the liver include lovastatin (Mevacor), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), fexofenadine (Allegra), triazolam (Halcion), and many others.
I would recommend checking with a pharmacist and/or your doctor before taking anything with grapefruit....
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01-06-2015, 10:35 AM   #3
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Okay thank you
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