What happens if you eat grapefruit while taking atorvastatin?

What happens if you eat grapefruit while taking atorvastatin?

Grapefruit contains a chemical that can interfere with your body’s ability to break down or metabolize certain statin medications. When statin takers eat large amounts of grapefruit, the level of statins in their blood can increase, raising the possibility of side effects.

Which statins are safe with grapefruit?

So, it’s safe to continue enjoying your grapefruit with pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), fluvastatin (Lescol), and pitavastatin (Livalo). If you love grapefruit or grapefruit juice and your provider recommends that you start taking a statin, one of these may be a good option for you.

What foods should be avoided when taking atorvastatin?

What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Lipitor (Atorvastatin)? Avoid eating foods high in fat or cholesterol, or atorvastatin will not be as effective. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.

Can I drink lemon juice with statins?

These foods can also affect how your body metabolizes the medication. There have been no documented problems with lemons, tangerines, clementines, mandarins, navel oranges, and blood oranges.

How much grapefruit is too much with statins?

The exact amount of grapefruit it takes to have a negative reaction when taking lovastatin, atorvastatin, or simvastatin is unknown. Just one grapefruit or one glass of grapefruit juice could be enough to cause an interaction in some people.

Can you eat oranges with atorvastatin?

Orange juice is safe to drink with Atorvastatin. Contact your prescriber immediately if you experience unexplained muscle aches, muscle pain or tenderness, general weakness or fatigue, side or back pain, or decreased urination while taking Atorvastatin.

Can you drink coffee while taking atorvastatin?

Background: Adenosine receptor activation is essential for mediating the IS-limiting effects of statins. Caffeine is a nonspecific adenosine receptor blocker, and thus drinking CC may block the myocardial protective effects of statins.

Can I drink lemon juice with atorvastatin?

Check with your doctor before consuming any type of citrus fruit when taking simvastatin, lovastatin or atorvastatin.

What should I know before taking atorvastatin?

Tell all of your health care providers that you take atorvastatin.

  • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes),you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
  • Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor.
  • Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.
  • What are the dangers of taking atorvastatin?

    – Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin – chills – dark-colored urine – diarrhea – joint pain – large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs – red skin lesions, often with a purple center sore – red, irritated eyes – sore throat – sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

    What medicines should I avoid with grapefruit?

    Some cancer drugs,antibiotics,or heart medications may lead to an abnormal heart rhythm when combined with grapefruit.

  • Muscle and kidney damage can be a serious side effect with statins used for lowering cholesterol.
  • Some immunosuppressants used after organ transplants have been reported to cause kidney damage.
  • Why is Lipitor and grapefruit bad?

    Rhabdomyolysis/muscle breakdown

  • Liver damage
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Problems with digestion
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Neurological effects