grapefruit juice


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Bariatric medicine A citrus fruit said to induce extreme weight loss
Nutrition A citrus fruit which has long been regarded as a healthy food

grapefruit juice

A drink derived from a fruit rich in chemicals called flavonoids, which impair the metabolism of drugs processed by the liver's cytochrome P 450 system.

CAUTION!

Patients should be advised that the juice alters the metabolism of several important drugs, including warfarin, steroids, calcium channel blockers, statins, second-generation antihistamines, protease inhibitors, and others.
See also: juice
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