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    Nix Grapefruit & Statin Drugs
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    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.
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    anylinc responded:
    I love grapefruit. How often is "occasional"?
     
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    ivyscopusdegentus responded:
    How about a sqeeze of lemon juice in warm water in the morning and taking the statin drug later at night?
     
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    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.
     
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    imlegal responded:
    I've been told by my family doctor as well as my heart doctor not to have any grapefruit since I take a statin.


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