• Nancy Scott Nancy Scott
    January 19, 2011
    Does pravastatin interact with fresh grapefruit?
    Nancy Scott Nancy Scott
    January 19, 2011

    Is Pravastatin safe to take while eating grapefruit?

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  • Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    August 17, 2014
    Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    August 17, 2014

    Hi Nancy,

     

    I'm sure you found an answer to your question already, but I wanted to chime in here in case this information is helpful to others.

     

    Pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and fluvastatin (Lescol) have all been deemed safe to take for people who eat grapefruit. Still, I'd talk to your doctor about this, since much of the study done on these medications takes into consideration how much grapefruit or grapefruit juice a person eats/drinks. You'll feel better and we'll feel better if you talk about this with your doctor or pharmacist. 

     

    In the meantime, here are some other links you may find helpful:

    Weight Loss or Niacin? Which is Better?

    Garlic: Is it Good for Cholesterol?

     

    I hope that helped!

     

     


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