Can you eat grapefruit with Hyzaar?

Can you eat grapefruit with Hyzaar?

No interactions were found between grapefruit and Hyzaar.

What medications does grapefruit juice effect?

Grapefruit contains compounds known as furanocoumarins that block the CYP3A4 enzymes. When grapefruit juice is consumed, the enzyme’s ability to break down the drug for elimination is decreased. Blood levels of the drug may rise, resulting in a risk for new or worsened side effects.

What medications should not be taken with grapefruit juice?

Some statin drugs to lower cholesterol, such as Zocor (simvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin). Some drugs that treat high blood pressure, such as Procardia and Adalat CC (both nifedipine). Some organ-transplant rejection drugs, such as Neoral and Sandimmune capsule or oral solution (both cyclosporine).

Can you eat grapefruit while taking beta blockers?

If you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice at all, be aware that the fruit interacts with several classes of drugs, including statins (taken to lower cholesterol), beta blockers (used to treat heart disease and regulate blood pressure), immune suppressing drugs, psychotropic drugs, and even certain anesthetics.

Does grapefruit juice affect losartan?

Ingestion of grapefruit or grapefruit juice may increase the absorption of losartan by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down the drug in the intestinal tract . Consumption of grapefruit products could therefore increase both the effectiveness and the adverse effects of this drug.

What happens if I drink grapefruit juice everyday?

Regularly consuming grapefruit is thought to improve heart health by reducing risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol. In one study, people who ate grapefruit three times daily for six weeks experienced significant reductions in blood pressure over the course of the study.

How does grapefruit juice affect your drug intake?

Grapefruit juice affects how drugs are changed (metabolized) in the body for eventual elimination, and can alter the amount of drug in your blood. Grapefruit juice drug interactions can be researched with the Interaction Checker.

What happens if you drink grapefruit juice with sertraline?

There is one common antidepressant which is known for its interactions with grapefruit and grapefruit juice, and that medication is sertraline. If you take sertraline and grapefruit at the same time then the increased levels of medication in your blood can lead to side effects including: Nausea.

Is it safe to drink grapefruit juice while taking simvastatin?

Do not drink grapefruit juice if you’re taking simvastatin. Grapefruit juice increases the level of simvastatin in your blood and makes side effects more likely. Atorvastatin interacts with grapefruit juice if you drink large quantities (more than 1.2 litres daily), but an occasional glass is thought to be safe.

Are there any over the counter interactions with grapefruit juice?

Grapefruit juice interactions can even occur with over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. But why is this so important? Interactions with grapefruit can occur with common and important medications – such as those that lower cholesterol, treat high blood pressure, or even those that fight cancer.