What effect does grapefruit have on Lipitor?

Answer Many medications cause dangerous interactions with other drugs when taken together, but, in some cases, things you eat and drink may also pose a threat. An example of this is the combination of gra... Read More »

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I take lipitor it says not to take it with grapefruit does that include orange juice?

Grapefruit juice contains flavonoids.There are enzymes in our intestines, specifically CYP3A4 and CYP1A2, that prevent "too much" medication from being absorbed as it passes through us.Flavinoids b... Read More »

Is muscle weakness a side effect of Lipitor?

Muscle weakness is a common side effect of Lipitor, especially among those who take the 40 mg dose. Up to 3.8 percent of subjects in clinical trials of the drug experienced either muscle weakness o... Read More »

Does lipitor have any side effects?

Lipitor (known generically as atorvastatin) is a prescription-only cholesterol-lowering drug with a variety of mild and serious side effects.Minor Side EffectsLipitor may result in constipation, he... Read More »

Does grapefruit have trypsin in it?

A grapefruit does not have trypsin in it. Trypsin is a natural enzyme found in the pancreas portion of the human digestive system. Its job is to break down proteins, and the acids in a grapefruit c... Read More »