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Behind the headlines: Does grapefruit interact with Xarelto (rivaroxaban)?

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Ref 1 News and Observer p 5B 12-17-2012

Beth Waldron, Program Director of Clot Connect, writes….

The claim:   In a recent newspaper article (ref 1), it was stated that “grapefruit eaten in ordinary amounts can interact harmfully with some common prescription drugs”.  Among the drugs listed is the oral anticoagulant Xarelto® (rivaroxaban). Read the rest of this entry »