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Is grapefruit juice not good to drink when taking lisinopril?

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Captainem 18 Oct 2010

Grapfruit juice contains enzymes that react with many medications, if it does react your pharmacist, Dr., presciption bottle, or the drug information sheet will usually clearly state it. Since the medication is an enzyme, call your pharmacyst. As a rule, I avoid grapfruit juice because I can't remember if all 17 meds are OK with the drink.

Here are the generic instuctions for lisinopril, which advise speaking to your pharmacist. Good Luck!

"Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take lisinopril exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor."

suzanne66 18 Oct 2010

There are chemicals in grapefruit juice and grapefruit pulp which can interfere with the enzymes that break down (metabolize) various drugs in the digestive system . Commonly affected medications include certain calcium channel blockers and cholesterol-lowering drugs - statins. The result can be excessively high levels of these drugs in the blood and an increased risk of potentially serious side effects.

Lisinopril is not affected.
It is safe to drink grapefruit juice while taking Lisinopril. - scroll down to interactions. free discount card

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