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Can you ever drink grapefruit juice while taking lipatore?
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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 which (more than one choice) statins are safe to take if you want to continue to drink grapefruit juice.

In brief: 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 which (more than one choice) statins are safe to take if you want to continue to drink grapefruit juice.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No grapefruit
Juice or whole fruit with lipitor, (atorvastatin) lovastatin, some calcium channel blockers & other drugs handled by the cyp3a4 system. Your body needs 3 days to recover from eating grapefruit, so waiting a few hours doesn't help.
Talk with your doc about different statin like pravastatin or Crestor ... Or say "aloha" to grapefruit. Great question.

In brief: No grapefruit
Juice or whole fruit with lipitor, (atorvastatin) lovastatin, some calcium channel blockers & other drugs handled by the cyp3a4 system. Your body needs 3 days to recover from eating grapefruit, so waiting a few hours doesn't help.
Talk with your doc about different statin like pravastatin or Crestor ... Or say "aloha" to grapefruit. Great question.
Dr. Francine Yep
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