Does grapefruit affect the drugs you take?

Does grapefruit affect the drugs you take?

Health & Wellness

22-01-2020

If you look at the average breakfast table you’ll find many potential health hazards: coffee, breakfast cereals loaded with sugar, greasy bacon and fried eggs. So most of us would think grapefruit is a welcome nutritious addition.

But if you’re taking certain medications then you should steer clear of grapefruit. That’s because grapefruit contains a substance that interacts with a long list of drugs regularly found in medicine cabinets across the country.

Geraldine Moses, a senior pharmacist from the Adverse Medicine Events Information Line, says there is evidence that an average 200 ml glass of normal strength grapefruit juice (straight from the fruit) can cause “a clinically significant interaction with a list of drugs as long as your arm”.

Eating fresh grapefruit can also be a problem, as the compound responsible for the interaction is found in the fruit’s pulp. But Moses says eating grapefruit marmalade on toast is unlikely to cause any problems. Read More >

What is febfast?

What is febfast?

Health Weeks

febfast is where individuals call time-out on alcohol, sugar or another vice of their choice, to support disadvantaged youth in Australia. It is the perfect excuse to kick-start the year with a little good health and good will.

Across Australia, thousands of people give up alcohol or sugar for the month of February to raise funds for young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

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Medico-Paks make taking medicines easier

Medico-Paks make taking medicines easier

Our Pharmacy Services

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get more organised, maybe it’s time you thought about having your medicines packed in a Medico-Pak.

Medico-Paks make taking medicines easier. We’ll store your prescriptions safely at the pharmacy, so you won’t need to worry about running out of medicines.

Using the latest technology, our pharmacists and dispensary technicians will prepare an individualised weekly pack for you, so you can easily take the correct medicines at the correct times.

Medico-Paks are clearly labelled with the names, strengths and doses of your medicines, which means you can bring them to medical appointments and doctors can easily see which medicines you take. Read More >

Thank you!

Thank you!

Pharmacy news

Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts to raise money for the Bushfire Appeal. There’s still time for us to raise more!

For the month of January, we’ll donate $1 from every coffee, tea and hot chocolate sold in our Gallery Cafe to the @redcrossau .

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Beauty News

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