Cholesterol Pills And Grapefruit Don't Mix

Published: Nov 02, 2004

Taking certain cholesterol-lowering drugs at the same time as grapefruit juice can increase the risk of potentially life-threatening muscle toxicity, British regulators warned on Tuesday. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said the risk was greatest with Merck & Co Inc's Zocor, or simvastatin, which recently went on sale without prescription in Britain, and Pfizer Inc's Lipitor.

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