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Do not mix grapefruit with your pills

Do not mix grapefruit with your pills

Doctors have warned of a “lack of knowledge” about the dangers of mixing some medications with grapefruit. The fruit can cause overdoses of some drugs by stopping the medicines being broken down in the intestines and the liver. The researchers who first identified the link said the number of drugs that became dangerous with grapefruit was increasing rapidly. They were writing in the┬áCanadian Medical Association Journal. The team at the Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada said the number of…

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US warns drugs may have sexual side effects

US warns drugs may have sexual side effects

WASHINGTON (April 14, 2012): Two Merck drugs for treating male baldness and enlarged prostate will now carry extended labels to add more possible sexual side effects, US regulators said. The changes involve Propecia and Proscar, both of which contain the active ingredient finasteride, after patients reported additional adverse effects that were not apparent at the time of the drugs’ approval, the US Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The new Propecia label will include “libido disorders, ejaculation disorders, and orgasm…

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