Diet Juice

By buster123 Latest Reply 2010-04-22 08:12:41 -0500
Started 2010-04-21 11:31:15 -0500

I was told taking diet juice with medication is not good for you. I thought it was only grapefruit juice that was not good to take with medication. I like to drink diet grape juice.

13 replies

Zimoss 2010-04-21 23:40:24 -0500 Report

The only problem juice that I have heard about is Grapefruit. I have seen warnings about citrus juice in general, but I can't remember what drug it was on -possibly the one for acid reflux ;)

As for drinking the diet Grape juice - as long as you are accounting for the carbs and adjusting meds/ meals accordingly you should be fine.

joni55 2010-04-21 23:52:39 -0500 Report

That would make sense. I am on a med for acid reflux, but I thought that one of my psych meds had said that too. I could be wrong.

spiritwalker 2010-04-21 20:45:51 -0500 Report

A number of diabetic educators will tell you not to use fruit juices except for lows. They push fresh fruit since it offers
more health benefits than processed juice.

joni55 2010-04-21 21:40:14 -0500 Report

For me, I don't feel good in the morning and eating a piece of fruit is out of the question. But, sometimes, I drink a little juice and it stays down. And, no LOL I am not pregnant.

GabbyPA 2010-04-21 15:23:22 -0500 Report

I know, isn't that just crummy about grapefruit juice. The one fruit I really enjoy that doesn't spike me, and I can't drink or eat it because of my medicines. bummer.

I don't know that it is "bad" to take medicines with juice, but here is how I see it.

Juice is void of a lot of the benefits of actual fruit, unless you squeeze it yourself and drink it skin, pulp and all. Diet juice may have less sugar, but you then are drinking artificial sweeteners and that is the part that I consider bad. When you drink juice and if you are okay with considering it your carb for breakfast or whatever meal you use it with, then I think that is up to you. I don't drink juices because I see them as a waste of a carb, but that is just me.

As far as medically, the only one I have been cautioned on is grapefruit.

susiemaeemily 2010-04-21 19:45:05 -0500 Report

I thought the only med that was affected by grapefruit juice was cholestrol meds. Does it also affect diabetes medication?

GabbyPA 2010-04-21 20:08:12 -0500 Report

As far as I know it only troubles with the cholesterol meds. It binds with the medicine and doesn't allow it to work properly. I take lisinopril and my doctor never mentioned I should not be eating grape fruits. I found out by accident. I asked my doctor if I ate grapefruit in the morning and took my lisinopril at night if it would be okay, but he said no. sigh....I was bummed.

jayabee52 2010-04-22 02:55:51 -0500 Report

I'm told it also affects Warfarin (Coumadin). Jem takes it, and I read somewhere it intensifies the blood thinning effect of the warfarin. I believe there are also a couple of her heart meds and statins where it is contraindicated.

I really enjoyed Grapefruit juice. I take a cholesterol med, so I can't take Gfruit juice either. BUMMER!

Thought I'd look it up. Here's an article from medicine net:
and one from Mayo:

joni55 2010-04-22 08:12:41 -0500 Report

I am also on a cholesterol med. I thought I would be okay with the Grapefruit but I guess I should back off of it. Thank you!

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