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Can orange and grapefruits be taken while on Amlodipine?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka


Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I take amlodipine every morning. Can I eat a grapefruit-orange hybrid later in the day?
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that big amounts of grapefruit juice can interact with amlodipine, by increasing its circulating levels and thus its effects.

But, if you take a drink a small amount (a cup) of grapefruit juice and not at the same time (later during the day), there is nothing to worry about!

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards!

Dr. Iliri
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