When taking a new medication, you may have noticed a warning stating “avoid grapefruit juice” or “do not take with dairy products” but what exactly does that mean? Some medications interact with different foods that may alter how they work inside our bodies which may lead to the prescribed drug not working in the way it was intended.
nHere at DIHFS, the most frequent medications providers prescribe are for cholesterol, blood pressure and blood thinners. Here are some simple swaps for when your doctor says “no” to certain foods and products.
Cholesterol medications including Atorvastatin, Fluvastatin, Lovastatin, Pravastatin, Simvastatin and Rosuvastatin:
For more information, you can check this FDA resource.
Jordan Jurczak, BS
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