Can You Eat Grapefruit While Taking Crestor?


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According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, grapefruit juice is safe to drink with Crestor. Johns Hopkins Medicine explains that the absorption of the cholesterol-lowering drug is not affected by grapefruit juice.

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Can You Eat Grapefruit While Taking Crestor?
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Harvard Medical School reports how grapefruit impacts other statin drugs, such as Lipitor and Zocor. A chemical in the grapefruit juice links to an enzyme in the intestines. This combination limits the absorption of the drug within the intestines. However, Harvard indicates that the medication then passes easily into the blood stream, causing the drug's level in the blood to be dangerously high at times. According to Harvard, just one glass of grapefruit juice can negatively affect how certain drugs are absorbed.

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