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Why are people advised not to take Lipitor with grapefruit

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why are people advised not to take Lipitor with grapefruit juice?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.


Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Grapefruit affects the metabolism of many drugs, including Lipitor. In the case of that particular drug, use of any grapefruit products (fruit, juice, supplements) can cause a dangerous increase in the circulating amount of Lipitor which can cause muscle problems.

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