Health Tip – Oct. 25 – Grapefruit and Antihistamines

Filed under: Dee Dee |

Skip grapefruit and its juice if you’re taking an antihistamine for a cold or allergies. A compound in grapefruit alters an enzyme that helps break down certain drugs in your body. That can lead to too much of the medicine being absorbed, potentially boosting side effects like drowsiness.

Check Health.com/grapefruit-meds for a complete list of affected drugs.

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