Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

What Is In Grapefruit That Interacts With Cholesterol Lowering Medicine (Statins) and High Blood Pressure Medicine?

Answer

Grapefruit contains furanocoumarin compounds known to interact with statins (cholesterol medicines) and high blood pressure or hypertension medicines. Cara cara oranges may look similar to grapefruit, however they are technically a navel orange type and can be consumed if you take statins or anti-hypertensive medicine. I recommend you always check with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist about drug interactions including those with food.  Grapefruit Juice and Some Medicines Don’t Mix

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