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Food-drug interactions

24 June 2014: Metro featured an article looking at “The food that medicines hate”. RPS spokesperson Paul Johnson was interviewed and said: “Everyday foods can affect the way some medicines work. They might make your medicine less effective or cause side effects”. Some foods which Johnson noted were grapefruit and grapefruit juice which can affect the way medicines, such as statins, work. Liver, spinach and broccoli were also highlighted due to their high levels of vitamin K which can reduce the effect of blood-thinning medicines.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 20065552

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