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promacta and eating grapefruit 1 year 6 months ago #69198

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93 thousand platelet level 3 weeks ago and now 30 thousand ( freaked out ) .. eating grapefruit i was told reduces the 75mg. promacta i am taking ?? anyone know about that ?? good luck to all .. rizzo

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promacta and eating grapefruit 1 year 6 months ago #69199

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  • Diagnosis of ITP in 2014. Retired (Nov 2019) renal specialist nurse, 46 years on the NHS front line. My belief is empower patients to be involved as much as possible in their care. Read, read, read & ALWAYS question medics about the evidence base they use
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Told by whom?

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promacta and eating grapefruit 1 year 6 months ago #69207

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my doctor told me that so its the only thing i did different as he said grapefruit intrferes with the 75mg. promacta otherwise its just not working anymore .. promaxta had me at 40s / 50s the last 2 years so i just pray . 2 weeks ago i came in at 93 so i was stunned but then the big drop .. be safe and we need a cure bro .. are you in the u s a ?? jimmy

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promacta and eating grapefruit 1 year 6 months ago #69209

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I'd ask for the evidence base on that.
I have never been told not to eat grapefruit and Eltrombopag information leaflets do not mention it.
There are medications that are affected by grapefruit but as far as I am aware it usually results in increased serum levels of the drug not lowered ones.

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