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Mixture of Prescription Drugs, Grapefruit Juice can be Fatal

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Experts are warning people about the growing number of prescription drugs with potentially fatal interactions with grapefruit juice.

Doctors discovered the interaction between grapefruit and certain medications more than two decades ago, and they say there are now more than 85 known drugs with the potential for interaction with grapefruit juice. Of them, 43 can have serious side effects, including sudden death.

According to experts, taking one tablet of some medications with a glass of grapefruit juice can be the same as taking 20 tablets.

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