Note: Be careful with this info. I do not want people telling me how irresponsible I’ve been posting this info. Though I would like to make clear: all this info is available elsewhere. I’ve added links to those elsewheres. Also, this blog entry is for educative and informative purposes only. I’m telling you a true thing. What you decide to do with the info, but bear in mind: “drugs are bad, m’kay?” Don’t blame me for reality. Thanks.
Okay, you’re not going to get stoned by drinking pineapple juice (or grapefruit juice) alone. If that were the case, pineapples and grapefruit would be illegal! You need a benzo (eg “Valium”/diazepam) for this to work. Maybe other benzos too. Benzodiazepines are often difficult to get hold of (doctors don’t like to prescribe them as they are addictive and make you feel good: drugs that make you feel good are evil according the official standard) – but I read the leaflet that came with a pack of diazepam and it said not to drink much pineapple juice when on the drug. I did some digging, and discovered that diazepam + pineapple juice > diazepam alone! Here’s some of what I read online:
Grapefruit juice may increase the amount of diazepam in your blood. If you are elderly, suffer from cirrhosis or any of the conditions listed in section 2, this could possibly increase the sedative effects of Diazepam tablets and you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist. [http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/18061/XPIL/]
When taking Valium, avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice, as it may increase the level of the drug in the blood, resulting in confusion or excessive drowsiness. [http://www.healthyfoodguide.com.au/articles/2010/july/food-and-drugs-dangerous-combinations]
Diazepam: do NOT take these with grapefruit/pineapple juice. Seriously! An overdose is most definitely Not A Good Thing!!
According to http://www.health.harvard.edu/family_health_guide/grapefruit-and-medication-a-cautionary-note grapefruit (and therefore pineapple juice)have this effect on the following benzos:
And that holiest-of-holies, Wikipedia, claims:
Grapefruit juice has also been reported to increase both the bioavailability of some benzodiazepines, (such as diazepam) and greatly slow the rate of metabolization [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapefruit_juice]
So, unlike the old aspirin-and coca-cola story, the grapefruit/pineapple juice mix does work. Not that I’ve tried it myself (anyone who knows me IRL knows how anti-drugs I am) but this unlikely-sounding mix is true. A very good friend has assured me so.
Incidentally, while doing research for this blog entry I came across this: (benzos) A new way to ingest diazepam (and most likely other benzos) – here.
The moral of this story: don’t take drugs…?