Grapefruit and Zocor don't mix.
Grapefruit contains a chemical that inactivates a liver enzyme involved in the metabolism of Zocor and other drugs. As a result, regular consumption of the fruit can lead to excessively high blood levels of the drug. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice are also known to interact with Plendil Extended-Release tablets and Procardia (calcium channel blockers), Premarin (a hormone preparation), and Xanax (for anxiety and panic), according to the 2004 Physicians' Desk Reference Companion Guide.
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|Title Annotation:||Cardiovascular News At A Glance|
|Publication:||Saturday Evening Post|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2004|
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