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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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