Grapefruits are healthy and tasty when eaten pealed or drank as juice. The grapefruit is high in many nutrients like vitamin C and it does not have a lot of sugar in it like some juices do making grapefruit juice less fattening then many other types of juices. Even though grapefruit juice is good for most people there are many people who should not consume it because of the medicines they are taking.
There are many medications that have a negative reaction when combined with grapefruits. Some medicines loose there potency making them weak and ineffective for the person who needs them. Other medicines can be dangerous when combined with grapefruit.
Grapefruits are not the only fruit that can alter your medicines reactions. Lime, Seville oranges and pomelos can also have an affect with medicines.
It is never alright to combine these fruits with some medicines. Even a small amount of these fruits can cause the medication to react and cause problems with the patient. Taking your medicine at a different time then eating the fruit will not work either. You should never eat any of these fruits if you are on a medicine that reacts with them.
Many different cholesterol drugs, antibiotic and sedatives will have a negative reaction when you eat grapefruit, limes, Seville oranges or pomelos. If you are at all concerned or unsure if you can have these fruits with your medicines do not eat them. Check with your doctor before you have any of these fruits to make sure they do not react with your drugs.
If you are on a drug that can cause a reaction when you eat grapefruit, limes, Seville oranges or pomelos be careful what you eat and drink. Some drinks and other foods like rice dishes can contain one of these fruits that you should not eat. Many recipes call for limes or oranges mixed into them. Before you eat anything make sure these fruits are not part of the recipe.
The affects some medicines have with fruits can be very complicated and you should always check with your doctor to know if these fruits are safe for you to eat. It is better to be safe then have a serious reaction from eating something that does not agree with a medication.
If you would like to see a list of drugs that react to grapefruits, Seville oranges, limes or pomelos you can go on the net to http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/womens-health/grapefruit-drug-combinations.