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CBD and Medications

Do you wonder about CBD and your current medications? Well, I certainly hope so. It’s your body. Guard it well … only because those meds that you take from Big Pharma do not play well with some things like CBD/THC.

Unfortunately, your need for medications due to heart conditions or diabetes is why you struggle as it is. Those issues are being addressed in many ways. Due to the variety of levels it might be at, you may think CBD will be good for you. Or, you know someone who might benefit from CBD but they are taking heart or diabetes or whatever medications.

Right now … and I was one … thousands of people are signing up to promote CBD, the wonder drug. It’s all the rage in the health and wellness arena. And it absolutely is the newest wonder drug. It’s just not for everyone as many think.

Sitting with my client today, we covered a few things and as I was sharing the product I remembered something that crossed my eyeballs. Grapefruit and CBD cause the same reaction in folks who take heart medications.

Upon questions and answers, we determined that the CBD was not a good fit. My recommendation was that all other health factors were awesome except for the stent and heart medications being used. I await the verdict on using CBD from the doctor.

But, for now dear reader who sells or want to use CBD, be sure to double check with a doctor or pharmacy about any medication being used. Verify that it’s not going to interfere with the liver metabolizing the drug and creating dire consequences for you or them.

A phone call to the pharmacy is harmless and fast when you are making a sale. Better to lose the sale than lose the client to medical emergencies and you get blamed.

Here is why. Drugs prescribed by the doctor are made by Big Pharma and contain helpful stuff that becomes deadly when used with some plants like Cannabis. Deadly is strong language and I say it with the intention of stressing how important IT IS that you be extremely careful in how you sell or use CBD.

We are striving to take Cannabis from the gutter where it’s been for years thanks to the government and industrial medicine. The medications prescribed by doctors and some natural plants have side effects and then some. So, be careful and love your neighbor by helping them to do the right thing.

Just to make a buck and cause severe injury is so evil. Now you know if you didn’t before.

INSIST THAT YOUR BUYER CHECK WITH THEIR DOCTOR OR CALL A PHARMACY TO MAKE SURE IT’S OK TO USE CBD/THC WITH THEIR MEDS.

This list is from WebMD.

These drugs interact with GRAPEFRUIT IN ANY FORM.

That means it will have the same effect with CBD/THC.

If your medication in question is on this list, I beg you to avoid adding CBD to your medicine chest UNTIL you … consult your doctor/pharmacy and follow his instructions.

statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs): 

lovastatin(Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (ZocorVytorin).

Antihistamines:

fexofenadine (Allegra)

Some type of calcium channel blockers (blood pressure drugs):

felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (AdalatProcardia)

Certain psychiatric drugs: 

buspirone (BuSpar), triazolam(Halcion), carbamazepine (Tegretol), diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), sertraline (Zoloft)

Some immunosuppressants: 

cyclosporine (Neoral),

tacrolimus (Prograf)

Certain pain medications: 

methadone

The impotence drug:

(erectile dysfunction): sildenafil (Viagra)

Some HIV medication:

saquinavir (Invirase)

Some antiarrhythmics:

amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone)

There are alternatives to many of these drugs. So, talk to your doctor about the possibility of using a different medication if avoiding grapefruit juice is not an option.

When you’re starting a new medication, it’s always a good idea to ask your doctor or pharmacist about any potential interactions between the new medication and foods, supplements, or other drugs you’re already taking.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on October 24, 2017

Sources: © 2017 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.

https://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/grapefruit-juice-and-medication

Thank you for taking the time to read this far. It means you care about helping and doing the right thing.

Questions?

>>> alleykat@alleykatslegacyhealth.com

Yours truly,

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