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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Grapefruit juice - People taking this medication should not consume grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit to prvent potentially serious side effects. In one controlled study, drinking grapefruit juice while taking amiodarone dramatically increased blood levels of the drug.1
• Vitamin E - The addition of vitamin E with this medication may help to reduce lung toxicity caused by the medication.2
References1 Libersa CC, Brique SA, Motte KB, et al. Dramatic inhibition of amiodarone metabolism induced by grapefruit juice. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2000;49:373–8.
2 Kachel DL, Moyer TP, Martin WJ 2d. Amiodarone-induced injury of human pulmonary artery endothelial cells: Protection by alpha-tocopherol. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1990;254:1107–12
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