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But can I take my Viagra with grapefruit juice?

Forums General Melanoma Community But can I take my Viagra with grapefruit juice?

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    Threefitty
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      I loved grapefruit juice all my life, and I mean, I can google enough to get this:

      "those who had a serving of citrus fruit or juice 1.6 times daily had a 36 percent higher risk of the cancer than those who consumed it less than two times a week. A serving was defined as half a grapefruit, one orange or a 6 ounce glass of juice"

      But now that I have melanoma, do I not even need worry about enhanced risks that I would otherwise totally ignore? Or should I avoid this potentially poisonous nectar lest its sweet bitterness include regret?

      Grapefruit/Food combinations also welcome.

       

       

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        mrsaxde
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          If you take Viagra or statins (cholesterol medications) you should not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit without consulting your doctor, but not because of any cancer connections. It's because the grapefruit contains a substance that may increase the serum concentration of the medications. I have been taking Lipitor for years and when I started the prohibition on grapefruit was absolute. I think that has now been modified to a recommendation to talk to your doctor before eating grapefruit.

          -Bill

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