Does atenolol have an adverse reaction when taken with grapefruit juice?
16 Apr 2005
Grapefruit juice tends to inhibit a specific group of liver enzymes responsible for metabolism of drugs, and the drugs stay in the body longer to cause possible side effects. Only drugs that rely on metabolism by the group of enzymes inhibited by grapefruit juice will be affected by grapefruit juice.
Atenolol relies primarily on kidney excretion instead of liver metabolism. Its removal from the body is less dependent of liver enzymes and therefore, it is okay to take grapefruit juice while taking atenolol.
Hope this can help. :)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
it is the third ingredient. I know those of us on any benzo are supposed to not consume grapefruit juice, but how much is actually in Fresca? Is it ...
12 answers • 15 Apr 2012
Is it really true that if I a m taking a blood pressure pill-atenolol tablet (any bp pill) I cannot eat or drink a grapefruit? It's prohibited ...
2 answers • 4 Jun 2013
I have been taking this for months now and just noticed on the bottle the notice... do not eat or drink grapefruit juice while being treated by this ...
1 answer • 25 Jan 2014
I read a review from another patient who said to avoid grapefruit juice but my doctor never told me that. I drink a lot of juice.
2 answers • 20 Dec 2014