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A 64-year-old male asked:

I read on line that it is safe to drink red grapefruit juice if your taking pravachol, (pravastatin) is it?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 51 years experience
Grapefruit Interacti: Yes. Pravachol (pravastatin) activity is not affected by grapefruit.
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
In moderation: Safer to eat red grapefruit, as you are less likely to eat 6, 12, 20, etc, than drink 1/2 gallon, which might cause drug metabolism issue with certain meds. Intermittent use (/eating or drinking) allows time for liver to process the meds and other things presented to it.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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