Harvard Health Letter

Should you avoid grapefruit juice?

Many drugs are affected by grapefruit juice. The drugs affected most include cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, blood pressure drugs called calcium-channel blockers, and anti-anxiety medications. Not all drugs in a class are affected by grapefruit juice. So simply switching to another type within that class may enable people to enjoy a drink of grapefruit juice. It’s important to speak with a doctor before drinking grapefruit juice. Even if it’s allowed, one should avoid drinking grapefruit juice with medications.
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