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I take amlodipine every morning. Can I eat a grapefruit-orange

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I take amlodipine every morning. Can I eat a grapefruit-orange hybrid later in the day?
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 15 minutes later
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I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

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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