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Very important. A change in your diet, medicine, or dosage may be necessary. Promptly consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How the interaction occurs:
When grapefruit or grapefruit juice is taken with felodipine (a calcium channel blocker), it may increase the amount of this medicine absorbed into your bloodstream.
What might happen:
Your blood levels of this medicine may increase. Increased blood levels may cause a lower-than-desired blood pressure or a faster-than-desired heartbeat.
What you should do about this interaction:
While you are taking this medicine, do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice at any time. You may choose an alternative citrus beverage (such as orange juice). In the event that you are instructed by a healthcare professional (e.g., doctor, pharmacist, or dietitian) to eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice, you should immediately discuss with your doctor the the effects of grapefruit on the blood levels of this medicine.Tell your doctor immediately if symptoms of low blood pressure (such as rapid heartbeat or dizziness) occur. Contact your healthcare professional for more information.Your healthcare professional may be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change your medicine or diet before checking with them first.
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