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Complementary Medicine

Grape Seed Extract

04/21/2006

Question:

I have read that if you are over 50 you should take 100mg of grape seed extract. I take lipitor and was wondering if that amount of grape seed extract would intefer with the lipitor. Also does grape seed extract improve memory?

Answer:

This dose does not interfere with Lipitor but is not effective to improve memory.

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Formerly:
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University