I have been told not to have any grapefruit or grapefruit juice because I am taking lisinopril. Is this true?
What should I avoid while taking lisinopril?
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of lisinopril.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise, in hot weather, or by not drinking enough fluids. Lisinopril can decrease sweating and you may be more prone to heat stroke.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking this medicine, unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
"Although several medications and supplements do interact with lisinopril, it is not among the drugs that have a well-known interaction with grapefruit juice and other grapefruit products."
Medications That React With Grapefruit
Although lisinopril is not among them, several medications do interact with grapefruit, including some used to treat high blood pressure. You should not eat or drink grapefruit-containing products if you take medications classified as calcium-channel blockers to treat hypertension, Mayo Clinic advises. Calcium-channel blockers include nimodipine, nisoldipine and nifedipine. Other drugs that can interact with grapefruit include the antidepressant sertaline; the antihistamine fexofenadine; the anti-arrhythmia drug amiodarone; the anti-anxiety drug buspirone; the immunosuppressants cyclosporine, sirolimus and tacrolimus; the statins atorvastatin, lovastatin and simvastatin; the anti-seizure drug carbamazepine; and the anti-retroviral medications indinavir and saquinavir.
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