Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That: The Hidden Risks of Mixing Food & Medicine
For millions of people taking a prescription drug is a daily reality. But what many people don’t know is that the blood pressure or diabetes medication they take can interact badly with what they’re eating. Most labels warn patients not to use alcohol or to stay out of the sun, but there is no warning not to eat grapefruit if you’re on a tricyclic antidepressant.
About the Authors
- Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, CNS, is a Today show and NBC News health and nutrition expert
- John Fernstrom, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry, pharmacology, and chemical biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- “an excellent resource for anyone taking prescription medication, collecting a wealth of vital information into one accessible volume.” — Publisher’s Weekly
- “easy-to-understand guide gives potentially lifesaving information about foods that can interact with common prescription medicines” — Booklist
- 234 pages
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