Known interactions between the following drugs: Zocor
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SIMVASTATIN in Zocor
may interact with GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
Grapefruit juice may block the breakdown of simvastatin in the intestines and thus more simvastatin may get absorbed into the bloodstream. Increased blood levels of simvastatin could cause a serious or potentially life-threatening side effect that involves the destruction of muscle tissue and could lead to kidney failure. Avoid taking simvastatin with any form of grapefruit, including the actual fruit as well as drinks and nutritional supplements that contain grapefruit juice. Discuss this potential interaction with your healthcare provider at your next appointment, or sooner if you think you are having problems.
This interaction is poorly documented and is considered moderate in severity.
(Note: Not all drug interactions are known or reported in the literature, and new drug interactions are continually being reported. This information is provided only for your education and for you to discuss with your personal healthcare provider.)