Skip to content
Nix Grapefruit & Statin Drugs
avatar
Joe Piscatella posted:
Grapefruit & statin drugs can be a bad combination. Unlike other citrus fruits, grapefruit contains substances that disable certain enzymes in your body. Without these enzymes, a higher concentration of statin drugs can end up in the bloodstream, which can put you at risk for serious muscle problems. An occasional glass of grapefruit juice is OK, but don't drink it at the same time you take the medication.
Was this Helpful?
16 of 18 found this helpful
Reply
 
avatar
anylinc responded:
I love grapefruit. How often is "occasional"?
 
avatar
ivyscopusdegentus responded:
How about a sqeeze of lemon juice in warm water in the morning and taking the statin drug later at night?
 
avatar
billh99 replied to ivyscopusdegentus's response:
The problem is only with grapefruit.

You can eat all of the other citrus fruits such as lemon, limes, and oranges as you want.


Helpful Tips

Hey Guys!
Need an extra hand? We help everyone! In ANY and EVERY way we can! Call now and ask us what makes us different than all other agencies out ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 1 found this helpful

Expert Blog

The Heart Beat - James Beckerman, MD, FACC

Dr. James Beckerman shares how small, livable lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your risk of heart attack and stroke...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health General and Consultative Heart Care Center