(HealthDay News) -- While grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C and potassium, it may interact with your medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
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The FDA says these types of medication may become an issue when taken with grapefruit juice or grapefruit:
- Some statins to control cholesterol, such as Zocor (simvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin).
- Some drugs to treat high blood pressure, such as Procardia and Adalat (both nifedipine).
- Some drugs to prevent organ-transplant rejection, such as Sandimmune and Neoral (both cyclosporine).
- Some anti-anxiety drugs, such as buspirone.
- Some corticosteroids for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, such as Entocort EC and Uceris (both budesonide).
- Some drugs for abnormal heart rhythm, such as Pacerone and Nexterone (both amiodarone).
- Some antihistamines, such as Allegra (fexofenadine).
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