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Old 11-15-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

i just read that drinking grapfruit juice before taking hydrocodone can increase the effectiveness. has anyone done this and if so was it effective. my norco aren't as effective anymore. thanks, jason

 
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

Hmmm, I don't know the answer to this one, but sure would like to, lol. If it is true, I'll rush out and buy a jug of grapefruit juice! Maybe Jim or standingman or one of our other folks will see this.

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Old 12-01-2004, 12:09 PM   #3
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

Grapefruit juice can increase opiate strength by 20%-30%. Please be careful though because you don't know how it will effect you for sure. Everyone is different.

 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

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Grapefruit juice can increase opiate strength by 20%-30%. Please be careful though because you don't know how it will effect you for sure. Everyone is different.
.....Qnother question.....If Grapefruit juice increases vicodine...what about percocet?.(just curiose...l/o/l)

 
Old 12-02-2004, 09:56 PM   #5
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

I think that percocet is an opiat, so yes it would be affected, but I will have to look that one up. I will get back to you!

 
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

oxycontin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphein-all opiates. AKA-analgesic
there are quite a few that fall under that category including Dilaudid and MS Contin

 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:42 AM   #7
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

Mel is correct.

 
Old 12-03-2004, 12:03 PM   #8
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

In the words of Huey Lewis- "I want a new drug!' I'm with you guys, my hydrocodone is doin nuthin these days, except making me less grouchy, which does have it's advantages....

 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:08 PM   #9
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

[QUOTE=mel1977]oxycontin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphein-all opiates. AKA-analgesic
there are quite a few that fall under that category including Dilaudid and MS Contin[.....Thanks to you both for taking the time to answer.Apreciate it much!!

 
Old 12-05-2004, 03:49 AM   #10
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

WHAT? Grapefruit can increase the effects? I have never heard of this. Not that I don't believe anyone, but does anyone have any medical web sites I can read to verify this?

 
Old 12-05-2004, 03:14 PM   #11
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

Wow! I have never heard of grapefruit juice "increasing" a medications effect; but I do know that it can "decrease" the effects of some medications. So check if you are on other medications, it may not be safe. As for me..........I'm on Norco and heading out to the grocery store to pick up........you guessed it! Grapefruit juice!! LOL

 
Old 12-05-2004, 09:07 PM   #12
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

i would not consider it an increase as much as an adverse reaction:

reading on reasons why:

[url]http://www.arizonacert.org/consumers/06-grapefruit-juice.htm[/url]

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Old 12-06-2004, 12:29 PM   #13
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

I read that grapefruit juice effects the absorbtion rates and actions in certain drugs, not necessarily opiates. I think that if it made opiates stronger, then the grapefruit stock would go up, considerably. Imagine the number of people who would be standing in line to buy it

 
Old 12-06-2004, 02:08 PM   #14
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Re: grapefruit juice and hydrocodone

When I answered that it increased opiate strength by 20-30% I was quoting Shoreline from the pain management board. Maybe someone would like to post a question there so he can address it.

 
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