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Grapefruit and pills mix warning

26 November 2012

Grapefruit and pills mix warning

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News

Doctors have warned of a "lack of knowledge" about the dangers of mixing some medications with grapefruit.

The fruit can cause overdoses of some drugs by stopping the medicines being broken down in the intestines and the liver.

The researchers who first identified the link said the number of drugs that became dangerous with grapefruit was increasing rapidly. (...)

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