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Friday 24 October 2014

Risk list:

Ten drugs affected by grapefruit and the side effects it can cause:

•Tyverb, for breast cancer -- fast heart rate and bone marrow problems

•A miodarone, to prevent blood clots after surgery -- fast heart rate

•Clopidogrel, to thin the blood -- becomes less effective

•Dronedarone, for heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation -- fast heart rate

•Rivaroxaban, a blood thinning tablet to prevent stroke -- stomach bleeding

•Buspirone, for anxiety -- dizziness and sedation

•Fentanyl given orally for pain relief -- slows breathing

•Domperidone, for sickness -- fast heart rate

•Atorvastatin for high cholesterol -- kidney poisoning

•Simvastatin for high cholesterol -- kidney poisoning

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