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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Grapefruit juice: With food seems to be better due to the acidic nature of the juice.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Grapefruit: Best to drink with food or after. Avoid overdrinking and overeating. Don't want reflux of the acid.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit juice blocks special enzymes in the wall of the small intestine that actually destroys many medications and prevents their absorption into ... Read More
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This depends on what: other medications you are taking and on the colon preparation required by the gastroenterologist. Technically it would not be considered a "clear" liq ... Read More
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, a little: Clear liquids (water; fruit juices WITHOUT pulp -- apple, white grape; fruit flavored beverages -- fruit punch, lemonade; carbonated drinks; Jello; an ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
No: It is not recommended to drink grapefruit juice if you're on lipitor, (atorvastatin) you can try other statins instead. Your physician will know whic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
36 years experience Family Medicine
Quick is not best: Grapefruit juice and similar pro-metabolic agents can give you an advantage, if you are doing the basics right: high fiber, lower simple carb, high qu ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes : No interaction.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: Statin (short for a class cholesterol drug with generic/medical name ending with statin such as Atorvastatin (lipitor) or Simvastatin (zocor) or Rosuv ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
No: it can cause side effects unto 3 days for Atorvastatin, Lovastatin, and Simvastatin. if u want to take Gf or juice, change statin to Rosuvstatin, flu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly: Grapefruit juice can interfere with Lipitor (atorvastatin) breakdown thereby increasing the concentration and potency of Lipitor (atorvastatin) which ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Grape fruit juice don't interact with metoprolol!

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