Pravachol and grapefruit

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY

July 25, 1999

Q. Does grapefruit interfere with Pravachol the way it does with other statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs?

A. No. Pravachol is not metabolized by the same enzyme that is important for Lipitor, Mevacor or Zocor. Consequently, grapefruit does not raise blood levels of Pravachol as it does for other statins.

Write to the Graedons in care of The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278, or e-mail to pharmacy@mindspring.com.

Pub Date: 07/25/99

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.