Have you ever seen the instruction on your medication ‘do not take this medicine with grapefruit juice’ and wondered why? You’re not alone.

At least 53 medications can be made less effective by the citrus fruit and people taking certain drugs should take extra care when deciding whether to eat it.

Grapefruit contains a compound which interferes with an enzyme in the small intestine, which is responsible for breaking down nearly half of all medicines.

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