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Can my mom eat grapefruit when she is on lipitor?

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pamee 22 Jan 2015

No - grapefruit can affect the rate at which the statin drugs are processed by the liver. That can be dangerous, because slower breakdown of the drug means you’ll have more of the drug in your bloodstream. This can cause certain side effects and affect how well the drug works.

kaismama 22 Jan 2015

Just to add, its only grapefruit, other citrus fruit is ok.

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pamee 22 Jan 2015

Thumbs up.. Thanks for adding that comment as I always forget to mention other citrus fruit is ok. free discount card

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