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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   My boyfriend just ate a grapefruit, and about an hour ago he took a .5 mg Xanex. Should we be worried? I read that the effects could last for days. He has somewhat of a tolerance for the xanex.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My boyfriend just ate a grapefruit, and about an hour ago he took a .5 mg Xanex. Should we be worried? I read that the effects could last for days. He has somewhat of a tolerance for the xanex.
Doctor :   May I know the reason why Xanex was prescribed?
User :   anxiety attacks
Doctor :   May I know his age?
User :   23
Doctor :   Does he have any breathing problems in the past?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does he have any previous known medical conditions such as diabetes/hypertension/kidney problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Grape juice reduces the metabolism of benzodiazepine which is normally excreted throught liver.
Doctor :   presence of the drug in the body can induce drowsiness and in serious cases breathing issues.
Doctor :   Watch out for these symptoms.
Doctor :   The effects of this drug would slowly vanish in a few days.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to avoid the use of this drug for the next 2 - 3 days.
Doctor :   You may have to report to his doctor if any unusual symptoms develop.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
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