My other medication includes ramipril (10mg) Simvastatin (40 mg) and Atenolol (25 mg)
Should I avoid eating cranberries and grapefruit as I take clopidogrel?
Question posted by Derek Trotter on 5 July 2018
Last updated on 6 July 2018 by Chyk41
The cranberry juice is fine but the grapefruit in any form is a no-no. In a way you could call it a super fruit as it is a natural stain and a blood thinner. I take both simvastatin and clopidogrel and I love grapefruit. The thing is with my heart condition, I need regulated doses of both meds and there is no way of knowing if you are getting the proper amount for your condition and as with anything to much of either can be life threatening. Every now and then I will break the rules and have a grapefruit.
Clopidogrel isn’t a probelm with grape juice. However grape juice should be completely avoided when you are taking Simvastatin because It increases its concentration in your blood which will cause you to suffer from side effects and might even increase your chances of developing a dangerous life threatening condition (rhabdomyolysis)
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