A 73-year-old female asked:
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Is red rice yeast safe for someone who can't take statins due to joint pain? All the research says u.S only allows a trace of ingredient in them.

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Dr. James Strader
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Ryr is safe; effectiveness is variable. But it's a decent option for patients intolerant of statin therapy.
Answered on Sep 29, 2017
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
RYR IS a statin. Since muscle pain is dose dependent, you may or may not tolerate it.
Nov 25, 2013

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