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Do Cara Cara navel oranges effect certain medications the way grapefruit does?

 

Q. Does Cara Cara effect certain drugs the way grapefruit does? I’m a pharmacist and have been asked that question.

 

A. Cara Cara oranges are not part grapefruit; they are a navel orange. Although they may appear similar due to coloring, current literature does not report furanocoumarin compounds in Cara Cara oranges.

 
 
 
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