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Transplant Recipient Information

Food and Drug Interactions

Some foods can interact with medicines you are taking. If you take transplant or blood pressure medicines, you’ll be asked to avoid:


  • grapefruit
  • pomelo
  • tangelo
  • Seville or bitter oranges
  • star fruit
  • any products made with these fruits like juices, jams, or marmalades


  • Chamomile
  • Earl Grey (Bergamot)
  • Guggal tea

Herbal supplements

Before taking any over-the-counter vitamin, mineral, or herbal products you’re interested in, talk with your kidney transplant team. Herbal supplements may interact with your medicines.

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