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   Posted 10/24/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm considering adding grapefruit seed (for cyst form of Lymes), but I'm thinking somewhere I read that you can't take it while taking something else - is it Doxy? 

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   Posted 10/24/2009 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tala

I did read that it can be dangerous to take grapefruit seed extract with Doxy, because it increases the concentration of Doxy in your blood. Some people do it- but only after their Dr has okay'd it.

I have taken it with Biaxin, Bactrim, Rifampin and Ceftin (not all at once! :) ), and it's been fine. But I would recommend checking either with your doctor or a nauturopathic doctor beforehand, just in case.

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   Posted 10/24/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Nicky!

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   Posted 10/24/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Grapefruit in general increases the absorbtion of most medications. It can be grapefruit, juice or the vitamin.

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   Posted 11/12/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to try grapefruit extract but could not find it, it seems like walmart would carry it. If u don't mind I'd love to hear where it can be purchased and price thanks lisa

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   Posted 11/12/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   

You can get it online at - Nutribiotic makes a good liquid (put it in some 00 capsules to disguise the flavor)...4 ozs. for $13.79 (+tax & shipping)

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