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promacta and eating grapefruit

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4 years 1 month ago #69198 by rizzo1018
promacta and eating grapefruit was created by rizzo1018
93 thousand platelet level 3 weeks ago and now 30 thousand ( freaked out ) .. eating grapefruit i was told reduces the 75mg. promacta i am taking ?? anyone know about that ?? good luck to all .. rizzo

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4 years 1 month ago - 4 years 1 month ago #69199 by mrsb04
Replied by mrsb04 on topic promacta and eating grapefruit
Told by whom?

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4 years 1 month ago #69207 by rizzo1018
Replied by rizzo1018 on topic promacta and eating grapefruit
my doctor told me that so its the only thing i did different as he said grapefruit intrferes with the 75mg. promacta otherwise its just not working anymore .. promaxta had me at 40s / 50s the last 2 years so i just pray . 2 weeks ago i came in at 93 so i was stunned but then the big drop .. be safe and we need a cure bro .. are you in the u s a ?? jimmy

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4 years 1 month ago #69209 by mrsb04
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I'd ask for the evidence base on that.
I have never been told not to eat grapefruit and Eltrombopag information leaflets do not mention it.
There are medications that are affected by grapefruit but as far as I am aware it usually results in increased serum levels of the drug not lowered ones.

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