Entocort + grapefruit--pharmacist's opinion

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   Posted 2/15/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm taking 3/day.  Since this is taken the morning, I asked if I could eat a half at lunch time.  He said time of day isn't a factor, but that I could have a couple a month without problems.  

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   Posted 2/15/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
my perscription says.. NO grapefruit. I stay away from it. prof

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   Posted 2/15/2008 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL. I didn't realize it would be hard for anybody to stay away from grapefruit. 

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   Posted 2/16/2008 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I stay away from grapefruit totally.
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   Posted 2/16/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   

I stay away from it too... I just figure I take so many meds I hate to mess with any of them. I guess it is up to each of us to decide. I would ask the Dr too though just in case that Pharmacist was out of class the day they learned about grapefruit :)



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   Posted 2/17/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   

I ate a  half a grapefruit for lunch last week.  It was good!  No ill or otherwise noticable effects.

Just wish the continuing feelings of inability to go or complete evacuation would do away.

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   Posted 2/17/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for that, henderson.

I'm sorry about your symptoms. Have you told your doctor about them?

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   Posted 2/18/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I try and follow the instructions given completly. As it was explained to me, the complications or possible interaction might not show up initally, but can manifest itself after several times they are combined. Therefore, no grapefruit for me.
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