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Grapefruit, medication interaction warning expanded


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Important news for all EMS personnel when taking a patients history and when surveying the scene.

Check out the ABC news link to this story. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/26/grapefruit-medicine-interaction-warning-expanded/

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Interesting list... thanks for the heads up :)

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So than, if I drink grapefruit juice with Cialis, then I can take way less, and save a bunch of money?? Awesome! Any idea if this also works with weed and heroin??

Seriously though, that is a pretty important piece of information..thanks for sharing it.

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oh hell, no wonder why the amiodarone didn't work the last time I used it on a arrest, the guy had just drank a glass of grapefruit juice.

But seriously, advice is to stay away from Grapefruit juice if you are taking any of the drugs listed and for those of you who don't go to the website listed here's the list of meds that are affected

A-C

Alfentanil (oral)

Amiodarone

Apixaban

Atorvastatin

Buspirone

Clopidogrel

Crizotinib

Cyclosporine

D-F

Darifenacin

Dasatinib

Dextromethorphan

Domperidone

Dronedarone

Eplerenone

Erlotinib

Erythromycin

Everolimus

Felodipine

Fentanyl (oral)

Fesoterodine

H-P

Halofantrine

Ketamine (oral)

Latatinib

Lovastatin

Lurasidone

Maraviroc

Nifedipine

Nilotinib

Oxycodone

P-Z

Pazopanib

Pimozide

Primaquine

Quinine

Quetiapine

Quinidine

Rilpivirine

Rivaroxaban

Silodosin

Simvastatin

Sirolimus

Solifenacin

Sunitinib

Tacrolimus

Tamsulosin

Ticagrelor

Triazolam

Vandetanib

Venurafenib

Verapamil

Ziprasidone

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So if I get called to Dwaynes house and I find him unconscious on the kitchen floor with obvious priapism going on and an empty bottle of Cialis next to his head, and an orchard full of half-eaten grapefruit littering the kitchen, can I safely assume that he doesn't have...um...like... a spinal injury?

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Don't forget "Lipitor". I don't know which of the names listed above are the generic for it.

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So if I get called to Dwaynes house and I find him unconscious on the kitchen floor with obvious priapism going on and an empty bottle of Cialis next to his head, and an orchard full of half-eaten grapefruit littering the kitchen, can I safely assume that he doesn't have...um...like... a spinal injury?

no but make sure you get it on youtube

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Yep...safe bet the spine is clear unless you see a bunch of other naked people, a trampoline, and maybe a few barn animals...then, please consider possible comorbidities...

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Make sure you rule out the latex allergy if they have a couple of rubber chickens lying around.

And be extra careful if you see some pretty torn up apple pies.

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