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Can I Consume Cara Cara Oranges if I Take Cholesterol Medicine?

 

Q. Can Cara Cara oranges be eaten with a cholesterol medication — Lipitor — no adverse reaction, neutralizing of the drug?Thanks much
 
A. Cara cara oranges are technically a navel orange type and do not contain furanocoumarin compounds known to interact with statins (cholesterol medicines).  If you take a statin, you should be able to consume this type of orange, however, I recommend you always check with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist about drug interactions including those with food.

 

 

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