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Interactions between drugs and grapefruit

THOMASON, Carmel (2013) Interactions between drugs and grapefruit. Nursing Times, 109 (23). p. 15. ISSN 0954-7762

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Interactions can occur between grapefruit and certain drugs. Nurses must ensure patients have appropriate advice and report any suspected interactions

A pharmacokinetic interaction between grapefruit and certain drugs was first identified over 20 years ago. The British National Formulary ( lists the drugs that interact with grapefruit juice and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued specific warnings about the statins atorvastatin (MHRA, 2008) and simvastatin (MHRA, 2012). More specific advice is given in the summary of product characteristics for each drug (

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Film, Media and Journalism
Depositing User: Carmel THOMASON
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 11:47
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 12:04

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