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Old 10-08-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question Xanax and eating grapefruit

I take one Xanax when I go to bed. It is a .5mg pill. It is the only medication I take. I love grapefruit but have been reading that I shouldn't eat it when taking Xanax. Does anyone know if eating a half of a grapefruit 10 hours after taking a Xanax will still be harmful and if so, in what way?
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Re: Xanax and eating grapefruit

Hi, Juby,
I will give you my thoughts until the others with more info chime in. I am not on Xanax but I am on a medication for my heart that is listed as a medication you should not eat grapefruit with. My understanding is that, with any medication, it is in your system (which is a good thing) whether you have just taken the med or if ten hours have gone by. I have read that with my medication (Verapamil) there is something in the grapefruit that binds to the medication and can ramp up the potency of the medication to what can be a harmful level. As much as I also liked grapefruit I'm not willing to take that chance.


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Re: Xanax and eating grapefruit

xanax has a high bioavailability with oral ingestion about 80-100 percent, grapfruit may bind to it and increase it but only obviously 20 percent more at the highest but hey im not a doctor so try it at your own risk

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