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Do Cara Cara Oranges Have Drug Interactions with Cholesterol Medicines (Statins) and High Blood Pressure Medicines?

Q. Can cara cara oranges be eaten by people with cholesterol medications and high blood pressure meds?
A. Cara cara oranges may look similar to grapefruits however they are technically a navel orange type and do not contain furanocoumarin compounds known to interact with statins (cholesterol medicines, and high blood pressure or hypertension medicines).  If you take these medicines, 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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