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Viagra Australia – Food Interaction

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Grapefruit is a healthy alternative to add to any diet. It adds Vitamin C, potassium and fiber, along with a variety of other nutrients. Grapefruit, for all its healthiness, has the potential to interact negatively with medications and drugs and can cause a dangerous reaction in the human body. Viagra or Cialis in Australia online is one of those medications that can have a dangerous interaction with grapefruit.

Men taking Viagra, or the chemical name of sildenafil, should avoid consuming large amounts of grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Men should consult a doctor before increasing or decreasing the amount of grapefruit products in their diet.

Grapefruit will cause a change in the absorption rate of Viagra for 24 hours. Grapefruit in the small intestine will prevent the proper breakdown of Viagra and when the Viagra is absorbed into the system, it is in larger quantities. The larger quantities can reach toxic levels.

The mixture of grapefruit juice and Viagra Australia will also lower blood pressure and cause men to have hot flashes. Some men have reported they experience dizziness, nausea, pain numbness or tingling in the chest, jaw, arm and neck. Men are advised against taking Viagra should not be taken on the same day as consuming grapefruit.

Some men have resorted to mixing 1/8 of a Viagra pill with grapefruit juice and despite medical opinion not to engage in such a practice, men report the mixture is just as effective as a whole pill without the grapefruit juice.

It is not known exactly what chemical in grapefruit is responsible for the potentially dangerous, but furanocoumarin is high on the list of suspected chemicals. This particular chemical has the ability to bind to an enzyme CYP3A4. When this particular enzyme is blocked, the oral medication passes through the digestive system into the blood stream quicker and leads to a higher concentration of the drug being absorbed into the blood stream.

The reaction of the grapefruit and the Viagra will lower blood pressure, and in some cases blood pressure will be lowered to dangerous levels, while boosting the levels of Viagra into the blood stream. That is a dangerous combination that will cause severe side effects.

It does not take a lot of grapefruit to cause an adverse reaction. It can be as little as an 8 ounce glass of grapefruit juice. The effects of the grapefruit juice takes a long time, 24 to 72 hours, to wear off. Men should avoid consuming grapefruit while taking Viagra Australia pills.