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Grapefruit and Meds for HIV
Feb 28, 2008

I'm taken Combivir and Sustiva for HIV. Is it ok to eat Grapefruit?

Response from Dr. Henry

It is considered OK to consume grapefruit and Sustiva. Grapefruit can increase the rate of liver clearance of protease inhibitors (and other drugs like statins)so the general recommendation to to avoid grapefruit or minimize grapefruit consumption when on protease inhibitors. KH

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