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Grapefruit and Xarelto: Use Grapefruit in Moderation

Does grapefruit interact with Xarelto (rivaroxaban)? Beth Waldron, Program Director of Clot Connect, writes…. The claim: In a recent newspaper article (ref 1), it was stated that “grapefruit eaten in ordinary amounts can interact harmfully with some common prescription drugs”. Among the drugs listed is the oral anticoagulant Xarelto® (rivaroxaban). Xarelto was approved by the FDA on November 2, 2012 for the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The FDA-approved prescribing information makes no mention of…

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