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Red Yeast Rice Side Affect
Which statin drug is less prone to muscle pain as side effect. Had this problem with red rice yeast?
pravastatin: Although by far not the strongest least side effects. ...Read more
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
Is red yeast rice safe to use for lowering my LDL . And should I be taking some other drug to counter act the side effects, if any?
Depends on brand...: Red yeast rice contains several natural forms of a class of drugs called statins. Lipitor, (atorvastatin) zocor, Crestor are all statins. The safety profile is similar to these prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical companies put pressure on the fda to put pressure on nutraceutical companies to remove the active ingredient. Herbal actives by nature's plus still contains it, others do not. Coq10, 300mg for s.E.'s. ...Read more
= 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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