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Medicinal importance of grapefruit juice and its interaction with various drugs

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, October 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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9 tweeters
3 Facebook pages
5 Wikipedia pages
1 video uploader


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Medicinal importance of grapefruit juice and its interaction with various drugs
Published in
Nutrition Journal, October 2007
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-6-33
Pubmed ID

Jawad Kiani, Sardar Z Imam


Grapefruit juice is consumed widely in today's health conscious world as a protector against cardiovascular diseases and cancers. It has however, been found to be an inhibitor of the intestinal cytochrome P - 450 3A4 system, which is responsible for the first pass metabolism of many drugs. The P - glycoprotein pump, found in the brush border of the intestinal wall which transports many of these cytochrome P - 450 3A4 substrates, has also been implicated to be inhibited by grapefruit juice. By inhibiting these enzyme systems, grapefruit juice alters the pharmacokinetics of a variety of medications, leading to elevation of their serum concentrations. Most notable are its effects on the calcium channel antagonist and the statin group of drugs. In the case of many drugs, the increased serum concentration has been found to be associated with increased frequency of dose dependent adverse effects. In this review, we have discussed the phytochemistry of grapefruit juice, the various drugs involved in the drug - grapefruit juice reaction with their mechanisms of action and have presented the clinical implications of these interactions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
Germany 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 183 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 43 23%
Other 24 13%
Student > Master 24 13%
Researcher 20 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 8%
Other 28 15%
Unknown 35 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 24 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 5%
Other 24 13%
Unknown 42 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 July 2021.
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