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Can i drink lemon water while taking lipitor?



Lipitor is a brand name for the drug atorvastatin, which is a type of medication called a statin that is used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood [1]. According to Drugs.com, there is no known interaction between limes or lime juice and statin drugs like Lipitor [2]. However, Healthline warns that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact with statins and increase the risk of side effects [3]. This is because grapefruit contains compounds that can interfere with the metabolism of certain drugs, including statins, leading to higher levels of the drug in the bloodstream and an increased risk of side effects [3]. While lemon juice is not specifically mentioned in these sources, it is generally considered safe to consume while taking statins like Lipitor, as it does not contain the same compounds as grapefruit that can interfere with drug metabolism [2][3]. However, it is always important to talk to a healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or medication regimen.

Sources:
[1] DrugPatentWatch. (n.d.). Lipitor. Retrieved from https://www.drugpatentwatch.com/p/tradename/LIPITOR
[2] Drugs.com. (2019, June 17). Can you have limes or lime juice while taking statin drugs? Retrieved from https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/you-limes-lime-juice-taking-statin-drugs-3211550/
[3] Healthline. (2020, June 23). Grapefruit and Statins: Why You Shouldn't Mix Them. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/high-cholesterol/grapefruit-and-statins



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