Will there be any negative consequences of drinking grapefruit juice on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Possibly. Grapefruit juice can interfere with Lipitor (atorvastatin) breakdown thereby increasing the concentration and potency of Lipitor (atorvastatin) which can have negative consequences.

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Realistically can a few glasses of grapefruit juice per week cause negative health effects with 20mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) daily? Or do you need to drink much more?

Grapefruit juice. It is becoming clearer and clearer with every year that if one is on powerful medication that grapefruit juice and grapefruits cannot be consumed. Seriously. Read more...
This is variable. Remember ...Grapefruit juice is very concentrated & this can interfere with metabolism of Lipitor (atorvastatin) ...Best to avoid! Read more...

I am taking atorvastatin. Can I eat a small amount of grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice?

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, fluvastatin or pravastatin. these do not inter act with GF. Read more...

What is my risk if taking 10mg of atorvastatin and then eating half a grapefruit or drinking 6 oz of grapefruit juice 8 hours later?

More side effects. increases the risk of side effects , mainly muscle problems : pain , weakness. Read more...
Should not mix. Grapefruit and statins are not a good combination. The same hold true with Seville oranges (used in orange marmalade) and tangelos. Statins can have severe side effects- so rather than take a chance switch to oranges (not seville) or other fruits. See FDA info below. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm292276.htm. Read more...