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TBI Patients Should Not Drink Grapefruit Juice While Taking Zoloft

Depression is a common consequence of traumatic brain injury. Zoloft is one of the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants for mild depression. If you have suffered depression or an aggravation of pre-existing depression from a TBI and your doctor has prescribed Zoloft, make sure you do not drink any grapefruit juice. Compounds within the juice not only interfere with this drug but can cause serious adverse effects when the juice in consumed by a person using the drug. The same problem has been found with the anti-anxiety drug BuSpar. In general the adverse effects involve difficulty breathing on a spectrum from mild to severe.