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Does Percocet have a grapefruit warning?

Does Percocet have a grapefruit warning?

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine.

What happens when you mix grapefruit and oxycodone?

Mixing the prescription painkiller oxycodone with grapefruit can cause serious breathing problems, and adding the fruit to a dose of the popular statin simvastatin, or Zocor, can lead to rhabdomyolysis, a breakdown of muscle fibers that can lead to kidney damage.

What medications are contraindicated with grapefruit?

Grapefruit might interact with some of these medications including lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), and atorvastatin (Lipitor), But grapefruit juice does not interact with some other medications used for lowering cholesterol including pravastatin (Pravachol), fluvastatin (Lescol), and rosuvastatin (Crestor).

Why you should try drinking grapefruit juice with oxycodone?

Grapefruit juice is one of the most well-known oxycodone potentiators. It blocks enzymes responsible for metabolizing opioids. This means that when someone combines grapefruit juice and opioids, it increases the concentration that’s available in the body, and also the duration of the effects of an opioid.

Is grapefruit juice the same as eating grapefruit?

Both grapefruit and grapefruit juice are healthy, but grapefruit contains more fiber, less sugar and fewer calories per serving than grapefruit juice, so it is a more nutritious option.

Can you take ibuprofen with grapefruit juice?

Grapefruit juice . And other citrus fruits may interact with many medications but no significant interactions with Aspirin or ibuprofen. Citrus may interfere with the hepatic and intestinal enzyme cytochrome p450 isoform cyp3a4. A pharmacist can check drug interactions for you.