Sponsored: Grapefruit and medication
Question: I have heard that grapefruit and grapefruit juice may not be good to eat/drink with some medications.
Answer: Yes, grapefruit and grapefruit juice does interact with some prescription and over the counter medications in these categories:
• Statins – to lower cholesterol
• Blood pressure medications
• Drugs for those who have had organ transplants
• Anti-anxiety medications
• Anti-arrhythmia medications
If you are taking any of these medications, make sure you ask your Ingles pharmacist whether they interact with grapefruit/grapefruit juice. The interaction can cause more (or in some cases less) of the drug to enter your system.
Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN
Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian