Grapefruit Juice and Medication Interaction

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Grapefruit Juice and Medication Interaction

Grapefruit and its juice can create medication interactions with many types of drugs, from antibiotics to antipsychotics. These drugs should never be combined with grapefruit. Also, as a general rule, always remember to ask about any possible medication interactions with other drugs or foods whenever your doctor prescribes you a new medication.

Avoid Medication Interactions With Grapefruit

Aldosterone inhibitors:
eplerenone (Inspra)

amiodarone (Cordarone)
quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex, Quinora)

carvedilol (Coreg)
losartan (Cozaar)

Blood thinners:
warfarin (Coumadin)

Calcium channel blockers:
felodipine (Plendil)
nicardipine (Cardene)
nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)
nimodipine (Nimotop)
isradipine (DynaCirc)
verapamil (Isoptin, Verelan, Calan, Bosoptin, Covera-HS)

Statin medications:
atorvastatin (Lipitor)
lovastatin (Mevacor)
simvastatin (Zocor, Vytorin)

carbamazepine (Tegretol

sertraline (Zoloft)
trazodone (Desyrel)
nefazodone (Serzone)
clomipramine (Anafranil)

fexofenadine (Allegra)

Anti-anxiety drugs:
diazepam (Valium)
midazolam (Versed)
triazolam (Halcion)
buspirone (BuSpar)

methylprednisolone, oral (Medrol)
budesonide (Pulmicort, Rhinocort)

cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral)
tacrolimus (Prograf)

Protease inhibitors:
ritonavir (Norvir)
nelfinavir (Viracept)
saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase)

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