Generic Name: EYE LUBRICANT - OPHTHALMIC Ultra Fresh Opht Interactions
If you are using this product under your doctor's
direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of possible drug
interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change
the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use,
MAO inhibitors (linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide,
phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, isocarboxazid,
tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline)
This document does not contain all possible interactions.
Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the
products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the
Lisa Nelson RD #8: Please clear up the confusion about grapefruit and medication! Is it safe for individuals taking medication for heart disease, such as Lipitor, to eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice? When is grapefruit not allowed?
Dr. Shelby-Lane: I am including information that may help answer your question about grapefruit and a variety of nutritionals that affect statin drugs for the lowering of cholesterol.
Zocor (Simvastatin), for example, is a Statin drug, used to lower high cholesterol levels, and also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. Zocor may affect the absorption or utilization of vitamins E and coenzyme Q10. Tests showed the average concentration of coenzyme Q10 in blood plasma decreased by approximately 50% after statins were used for 30 days. Supplementation is considered beneficial.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may increase the effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and should not be consumed at the same time. It i...
I try to make sure that Dad and I eat a healthy diet. Lots of produce, chicken and seafood, a nightly Scotch and water, and the occasional treat of chocolate. You would think that would be perfect, but there may be some issues with what I’m feeding him. Why? Because he’s taking about a dozen medications and it’s possible that the foods he eats can interact with his prescriptions.
A San Antonio Express-News story piqued my interest by warning that certain citrus juices can have dangerous interactions with certain medications. They pointed to a study on the effect of alcohol on the blood pressure medicine felodipine conducted by Canadian researcher David Bailey two decades ago. Dr. Bailey used grapefruit juice to mask the taste of alcohol so that he could conduct a “blind” study. He found that as the study progressed the levels of felodipine were much higher than expected in the group that was drinking the grapefruit/alcohol concoction.
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