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Why should I avoid eating grapefruit if I am on blood pressure medication?

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  • ARealAge answered

    A beta blocker with a grapefruit juice chaser may nix the effectiveness of the blood pressure medication, thanks to the chemical behind the fruit's tart taste. Another chemical in that fruit may actually boost the effects of other blood pressure drugs. Either way, you're not getting what you need, so keep grapefruit and blood pressure meds away from each other.

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