Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fruits that should be Avoided when Taking Medication

Fruits that should be avoided when taking medication | The chemical drugs made of effective compounds allowing it to react with other compounds. Many people already know that some foods should be completely avoided to prevent the recurrence of a particular disease. However, many people do not realize that the food in the environment around us it can also be dangerous if we consume them simultaneously with certain medications.

Here are some types of fruits that need your attention.

Cranberry juice, either fresh fruit or juice that comes from the packaging was found to interact with a medicine that contains warfarin, which serves as a blood thinner. Cranberry fruit has a high content of salicylic acid, such as those contained in aspirin, and has a function to thin the blood. Body with blood thinners too much can cause a deadly bleeding.

Grapefruit shaped like an orange, but has a larger size. Grapefruit grain is larger than orange, and also colored orange to dark purple. Grapefruit can be found in some particular supermarket. Apparently grapefruit can interfere with the performance of some types of drugs, such as drugs for high blood pressure and statins, as well as some drugs antihistamine therapy.

Citrus family
Some types of citrus family, including grapefruit, it can cause disruption of the action of enzymes that function to ingest drugs in the gastrointestinal tract of the body. The content of naringin, naringenin and bergapten in citrus fruits could inhibit production of an enzyme in the stomach that functions to destroy drug packaging absorb it and passing it to the intended target.

Orange and Apple Juice
Orange and apple juice beverage could actually have a negative effect when taken with some kind of tablets such as etoposide, an anticancer drug, beta blockers atenolol, celiprolol and talinolol, and some types of antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, levo-floxacin and itraconazole.

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