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Can I eat grapefruit when on Simvastatin?

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I am on Simvastatin 20Mg, can I eat grapefruit at any time
Posted Tue, 24 Dec 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 20 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes, but not in large amounts Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Grape fruit juice is known to increase the concentration of the drug in the blood and increase the dose related effect. I still consider you can have grape fruit juice but not in large amounts and specially not soon after taking the Simvastatin dose. Regards,
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