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    Old 04-06-2005, 05:44 PM   #1
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    Xanax and grapefruit???

    How bad is the reaction between xanax and grapefruit? I was taking .25 mg in the morning and then in the afternoon I drank a FRESCA which is a carbonated grapefruit soda. I finally realized that it was grapefruit after a couple of days.... I dont think they have a lot of grapefruit but it has freaked me out none the less. Does anyone know? I am afraid to take the xanax now!!

     
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    Old 04-07-2005, 04:15 AM   #2
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    Re: Xanax and grapefruit???

    When you say "it freaked me out....", do you mean you had an anxiety attack?

     
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    Old 04-07-2005, 06:19 AM   #3
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    Re: Xanax and grapefruit???

    Hi,

    When I was taking Xanax the "Grapefruit warning" wasn't always on the bottle.
    Keep in mind this was a number of years ago...one month it wasn't there and then all of a sudden there was a new warning label on the bottle.
    It was never much of a concern for me because I can't stand the taste of grapefruit or grapefruit juice....but I asked about it at the pharmacy any way.
    He told me that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream and that Xanax was one of those drugs.

    If it's been a couple of days I would imagine that you're fine, but I'd suggest that you call the Pharmacy or your Doctor's office and talk to them just to ease your mind.

     
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    Old 04-07-2005, 01:44 PM   #4
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    Re: Xanax and grapefruit???

    grapefruit and the juice should be avoided, all other citrus fruit are OK
    many other meds are effected by grapefruit and its generally been taken off the menu at hospitals, theres info about it on the net

     
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