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Has anyone had a reaction between medication and citrus fruits? (My first topic)

I noticed that I get a negative reaction if I drink citrus juice, especially if it is close to when I take the meds. I noticed this with orange juice. And especially with bergamot which is in some teas.

Basically it makes my head uncomfortable, and I have gotten frozen facial expressions and difficulty thinking and speaking.

I’m on zyperxa.

Has anyone else had similar interactions?

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This is pretty common, usually with grapefruit. If you google grapefruit medicine interaction, you will get some interesting results.

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No but I stopped eating grapefruit since starting antipsychotics.

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Also smoking can reduce blood levels of some meds so you will need a higher dose.

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Yeah, I read about grapefruit in the medicine pamphlet. I imagine that is probably much worse than with orange juice. But maybe pretty close to bergamot. Bergamot is a killer for me. I remember people at work was concerned about my wellbeing because of the way I was.

I really started paying attention to what ingredients are in stuff so I don’t poison myself with interactions.

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