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interaction betwween grapefruit and statins

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Get you: Cholesterol measured before you start it, then consider starting it. Wait 10 weeks ; recheck cholesterol to see if any effect.
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Hard to say. : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scient ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
You have to try: Which gives you less side effects as some tolerate one brand better than other , all 'statins' have identical side effects ; interactions as their m ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
None: There are no known interactions.
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No!: Hi. Grapefruit is great stuff. I love it. But it's a tasty fruit and Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a fantastics death and disease reducing medicine. There ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
No: The interaction between grapefruit and Atorvastatin is minor to begin with. Topical extract will have minimal, if any systemic absorption to have a si ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ubiquinol: is often used to counteract the side-effects of statins. Statins block COQ10 and Ubiquinol replaces them. You are correct in that after the age of 3 ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robbin Lee
32 years experience Pharmacology
Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Statin medications used to treat high cholesterol are considered safe. As with all medications and medical procedures, we weigh the risks vs. The ben ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wissam Hoyek
Specializes in Cardiology
Muscle pain: Statins are well known to cause muscle pain and to a lesser degree joint pain. You can take vitamins coq10 150- 200 mg per day to help your symptoms. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
statin pain: When statins cause muscle pain, it can be generalized or just localized to the most heavily worked muscle groups. Often the leg muscles in runners or ... Read More

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