food and drug interactions


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food and drug interactions

The effect of nutrients on the absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of medications. For example, alkaloids in potatoes may influence the effects of anesthetics; excess intake of vegetables rich in vitamin K may interfere with the action of anticoagulants; prolonged use of antacids may cause phosphate depletion; consumption of grapefruits or grapefruit juice may influence the half-life of some antiretroviral drugs.
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