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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Red Yeast Rice And A Statin

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Just stopped taking statins due it muscle aches is it now safe to take red yeast rice?

Just stopped taking statins due it muscle aches is it now safe to take red yeast rice?

Maybe: Not sure which statin you were on nor the dose of the one you discontinued. But "red yeast rice" actually contains a low dose of a statin. Look at the active ingredients. Alot of people donot realise that red yeast rice has a statin in it, albeit a low dose. Before you start red yeast rice, therefore, get a baseline if CPK value. ...Read more

Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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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.

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.

Depends: Ryr is a statin - it is not regulated by the fda. Statins do not cause joint pain or arthritis. They do cause muscle pain. The side effect is dose related. Smaller doses are often tolerated even in people who haven't tolerated a variety of statins at standard doses. Ryr may also cause muscle pain, depending on the amount you take and the concentration of statin in your batch. ...Read more

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Is red yeast rice better to use than statin drugs like pravastatin?

Statin drugs: There is a far more abundant literature associated with statins than red yeast rice. Given that data base the outcome of using statins is far more predictable. ...Read more

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Can I take red yeast plus a statin to lower cholesterol?

No: Not a good idea. Red yeast rice is actually a ministatin.- contains a small amount of lovastatin-the first marketed statin. It is not good to mix statins and the addition probably would not benefit you. ...Read more

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Red yeast to lower cholesterol. Better then prescription statins??

Red yeast to lower cholesterol. Better then prescription statins??

No: Red yeast contains lovastatin that's made naturally. Somebody's going to tell you that it's 'better' because it was grown in a lab rather than synthesized in a lab. That's your business. Cholesterol meds are life-and-death and if you want to take a preparation like red yeast that's not standardized, then that's your business. The key is that you are managing your cholseterol closely -- Good. ...Read more

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Is red yeast good for lowering bad cholesterol. Then the statins that can harm u in the long run???

Is red yeast good for lowering bad cholesterol. Then the statins that can harm u in the long run???

Lovastatin: The red rice yeast produces lovastatin naturally. Your decisions about cholesterol need to be made in conference with your physician. If a statin is right for you, it's your business whether you use a standardized dose of a synthetic or guess the content produced by a microbe. The safety record and health benefits of statins used appropriately seem pretty good. Be discerning. ...Read more

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How long can I take red yeast rice for cholesterol? I've heard the body can become dependent on it and your cholesterol will spike if you stop.

How long can I take red yeast rice for cholesterol? I've heard the body can become dependent on it and your cholesterol will spike if you stop.

Indefinite: Red yeast rice contains a very low dose of the drug, lovastatin. This is a member of the statin family of cholesterol medicines. Studies have been done showing that statins can be well-tolerated and remain effective for many years. The cholesterol levels will go back up when statins are stopped. ...Read more

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Can I take red yeast rice 600 mg daily along with sertraline 350 mg and Tricor (fenofibrate) 48 mg?

Drug Interactions: Drug interactions can occur with combinations of prescription SSRI with certain statins, including those found in naturally occurring Red Yeast Rice. It is best to avoid Red yeast rice and ask MD to use a non-interacting statin. Consider using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www. Cardiamin. Com, use code: CMC), to lower lipids and help with depression & anxiety. ...Read more

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On blood thinner can l take red yeast rice.

On blood thinner can l take red yeast rice.

No: Red yeast rice may increase the risk of bleeding. Blood thinners include warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and daily aspirin. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old, 365 pds, I take niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil, for high cholesterol, hbp at what age should I consider a asprian regimen?

I am 34 years old, 365 pds, I take niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil, for high cholesterol, hbp at what age should I consider a asprian regimen?

Probably 50: Because of your age, your risk is still on the low side, so instead of starting aspirin, you should do your best to lose weight. I know I am not offering groundbreaking news to you, but often we discount the most important thing that we can do and look for the esoteric. A 34 year old non-diabetic, does not need to be on aspirin, you need to lose weight, no matter what length you'd have to go to. ...Read more

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Should I still take cholestoff and red yeast rice to reduce cholesterol level when just taking in liquids?

? clear liquids: If your liquids are clear liquids, there's no need to take cholesterol lowering medicine, but if your liquids include milk or cream based soups, you do. ...Read more

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I stopped taking 1200 red yeast rice after reading about post exercise pain. My muscle pain disappeared! Also take niacin otc. Take less ryr? Stop nia.

Possibly: Red yeast rice can cause the same side effects as statin-type cholesterol meds. Niacin has other side effects and should be taking only at the direction of your doctor. ...Read more

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I take fish oil, vitamin c, vitamin d, calcium plus vitamin d, red yeast rice, multivitamin, which of this is the most effect?

I take fish oil, vitamin c, vitamin d, calcium plus vitamin d, red yeast rice, multivitamin, which of this is the most effect?

Ca and D: Why are you taking all that junk? What do you think it will do for you? How will you know if it's working? What deficiency are you treating or what disease are you trying to prevent? There's no scientific evidence that any of that will help you except for good calcium in your diet and about 2000 units of d a day. Don't get your medical info from tv, friends or the internet. ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I don't like it.: Truth be told, I don't like combining Niacin with the red yeast rice as they can both have toxic effects upon the liver. I hope you're having your liver blood enzyme levels monitored on that combination. Adding Magnesium to all of this is not my concern as I don't see any issue in that as long as your doses of all these other medications are not excessive. ...Read more

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If I take fish oil, vitamin c, b-100, vitamin d, red yeast rice, probiotics, calcium pill, do I still need a multivitamin?

If I take fish oil, vitamin c, b-100, vitamin d, red yeast rice, probiotics, calcium pill, do I still need a multivitamin?

Eat healthy: Depends what condition it is being taken for. Generally, a well balanced diet and regular exercise program averts the need for all of these. Interestingly, some recent research studies implicate that multivitamin intake is associated with a higher overall mortality. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of red yeast rice and niacin non flush?

What are the side effects of red yeast rice and niacin non flush?

Many: Ryr can cause abdominal pain, allergic reaction, dizziness, liver and muscle inflammation with muscular pain, flatulance (gas), stomach pain, and headache. Aside from flushing, Niacin can cause liver damage, itching, low blood pressure, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, gout, rashes, headache, diabetes, liver inflammation, and blurred vision. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for red yeast rice?

Red yeast rice: Check this web site. Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-925-Red%20Yeast%20Rice%20 (RED%20YEAST).aspx? ActiveIngredientId=925&activeIngredientName=Red%20Yeast%20Rice%20 (RED%20YEAST) ...Read more

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Is red yeast rice safe to use to control cholesterol?

Is red yeast rice safe to use to control cholesterol?

= lovastatin/Mevacor: Red yeast rice contains a small amount of naturally occuring substance called lovastatin, which is available in prescription Mevacor or generic lovastatin. It is considered a pretty safe medication for cholesterol, but regular monitoring is recommended to ensure safety and effecacy etc...
If you are using it, don't over do it and make sure to inform your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is red yeast rice effective for lowering cholesterol?

Is red yeast rice effective for lowering cholesterol?

Depends: Some strains make lovastatin, identical to the pharmaceutical. Other strains are worthless. Cholesterol is a serious matter. Good luck and make the right choice ...Read more

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Why would doctor prescribe red rice yeast?

Why would doctor prescribe red rice yeast?

Red yeast rice: Red yeast rice contains monacolin k -- also known as lovastatin, the active ingredient in the lipid lowering drug mevacor. It's a puzzle: red yeast rice is a traditional remedy that helps lower cholesterol. But, the pharmaceutical manufacturer of Mevacor argues that it owns the rights to the ingredient lovastatin. Your insurer will probably cover mevacor, but not red yeast rice. :-). ...Read more

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I am not sick but I want to reduce my cholestrol level. Can I buy Red yeast rice over the counter?

Red Yeast Rice: Red yeast rice is a substance that's extracted from rice that's been fermented with a type of yeast called Monascus purpureus. It's been used in China and other Asian countries for centuries as a traditional medicine and is said to lower cholesterol, but am unaware of any controlled studies. It can be purchased OTC. ...Read more

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I have been advised to go on a low oxalate diet for vulvadynia. Does red yeast rice contain oxalates?

I have been advised to go on a low oxalate diet for vulvadynia. Does red yeast rice contain oxalates?

No data: You're more than welcome to go on this diet, so there's no data to show that this diet has been proven to help women with your condition. The answer to your question regarding the oxalate content of the rice you speak of can be found on the internet. Great resource for vulvodynia is the v book by elizabeth stewart. ...Read more

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What wd be a better choice, besides a good diet, 4 lowering cholesterol & geting your HDL & LDS better. Red Rice Yeast or Polycolsonol 20mg /one day?

What wd be a better choice, besides a good diet, 4 lowering cholesterol & geting your HDL & LDS better. Red Rice Yeast or Polycolsonol 20mg /one day?

Dean Ornish, MD: The Ornish Diet causes significant lowering of abnormal lipids and causes reduction in plaque by 5 years. It is a 10% diet and has proven better, with mucho better support than other more recent supplements and drugs. Plus you save money and learn all the other things to do to reverse disease in blood vessels and heart. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I drink both red yeast rice stew and simvastatin?

Yes certainly: Red yeast rice stew is just a food. It is a very healthy food, but still, it won't have interactions. The big issue is that it is easier to take a daily pill than be stuck taking a food every day. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more