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Can I eat half a grapefruit in the morning if I am on 10mg

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Can I eat half a grapefruit in the morning if I am on 10mg ezetrol and 5mg Crestor - taken in the evening
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-
Well, Crestor does not appear to interact as negatively as other statins.
Yes, Crestor and grapefruit can be take together. It would not have any negative interaction.
Ezetrol contains Ezetimibe.
Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice with it may increase the amount of ezetimibe/simvastatin in your blood, which may increase your risk of serious side effects.
One should avoid large amounts of grapefruit or grapefruit juice (eg. more than 1 quart daily). Yes, you can eat half a grapefruit in morning.
But you should firstly, discuss this issue with your doctor.
I hope this helps.
Good luck and take care.
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