Grapefruit with Lipitor

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Andrew07, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Andrew07 macrumors 6502

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    I was just browsing thru the "favorite snacks" thread from several days ago, and came across the information regarding complications with Lipitor and grapefruit. My mother had a heart attack over the holidays, and among her dozens of new medications, she's been prescribed Lipitor. She does not eat grapefruit, but our family's favorite soda, Diet Squirt does contain grapefruit extract. Also, they've been eating a lot of Cuties (not sure if this is available across the U.S., but i believe they're tangellos, an orange/grapefruit hybrid) that she'll need to cut from her diet as well... So I just wanted to say thank you MacRumors community!
     
  2. xboxer75010 macrumors 6502

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    I was able to find this hope it helps:

    http://www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/c/question/26662/28959

     
  3. benflick macrumors 68020

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  4. Andrew07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the link, xboxer75010

    Both of my parents are Type I juvenile diabetics, so we've always had diet soda in the house. I don't think I've introduced Diet Squirt to anyone who hasn't instantly fallen in love with it. I think they put something in it to make you crave it fort nightly
     
  5. benflick macrumors 68020

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    I've been drinking Squirt since I was little, it's too hard to find these days:(
     

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