Document Detail

Effects of ingestion of grapefruit juice or grapefruit on the hypotensive effect and plasma concentrations of dihydropyridine calcium antagonists (amlodipine and nifedipine): a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20374180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of ingestion of grapefruit juice or grapefruit on the hypotensive effect and plasma concentration of dihydropyridine calcium antagonists, i.e., amlodipine and nifedipine. A 50-year-old man with essential hypertension was studied. Grapefruit juice (500 ml) was taken together with the antihypertensive drug, while one grapefruit was taken before drug ingestion. Blood pressures were measured using a digital automatic blood pressure monitor over a certain period. A single ingestion of grapefruit juice had no effect on plasma amlodipine concentration, but rapidly increased plasma nifedipine concentration and decreased blood pressure, while the effect on blood pressure was short-lasting. Grapefruit had no effect on either drug. It should be of concern that ingestion of a relatively large volume of grapefruit juice causes rapid decrease in blood pressure when the subject is treated by nifedipine.
Kumiko Nakagawa; Toshikazu Goto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental hypertension (New York, N.Y. : 1993)     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1525-6006     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9305929     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Hypertens     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Yamagata Prefectural Central Hospital, Yamagata City, Japan.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Amlodipine / administration & dosage*,  blood*
Beverages / adverse effects
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Calcium Channel Blockers / administration & dosage*,  blood*
Citrus paradisi / adverse effects*
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A / antagonists & inhibitors,  metabolism
Food-Drug Interactions*
Hypertension / blood,  drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Nifedipine / administration & dosage*,  blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium Channel Blockers; 21829-25-4/Nifedipine; 88150-42-9/Amlodipine; EC protein, human; EC P-450 CYP3A

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Research evidence and delivering race equality in mental health.
Next Document:  Effects of estradiol, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and exercise training on exercise capa...