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Crestor

07/21/2010

Question:

can you have grapefruit products while taking crestor thankyou

Answer:

Rosuvastatin (Crestor) is metabolized slightly differently than some of the other "statin" drugs. Grapefruit interferes with an enzyme that breaks down some drugs in the digestive system, resulting in higher-than-normal drug levels. Because rosuvastatin is not affected by this enzyme, it can be taken with grapefruit products. 

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Response by:

Michael  Ganio, PharmD Michael Ganio, PharmD
Clinical Applications Pharmacist
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University