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


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Eating raw rice is any side effects on kidney ?

Eating raw rice is any side effects on kidney ?

No: Eating raw rice does not cause kidney stones, despite what is sometimes found on the Internet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Zithromax and side effects of it?

Zithromax and side effects of it?

Beware: Most common side effect is GI upset.But a new fda warning came out this week about heart problems.All drugs have risks-do not take any rx without risk/benefit thought. ...Read more

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What are side effects of penicillin? Rash and itching?

What are side effects of penicillin? Rash and itching?

Penicillin: Most of the people tolerate penicillin without any side effects.Rash and itching is when patients are allergic to penicillin.Penicillin allergy is an over reaction by your immune system to penicillin.The reaction can range from rash to anaphylaxis.. ...Read more

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

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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Red rice yeast muscle aches and hips, treatment?

Caution: Red yeast rice is actually the plant where statins were derived from and consuming too much, along with a sensitivity to statins, can lead to the same myopathic pattern people get from taking statins. I would recommend seeing your physician and holding off on the red yeast rice until he can check for enzymes from muscle damage. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My face is red because of clindamycin phosphate lotion 1%, normal side effect?

My face is red because of clindamycin phosphate lotion 1%, normal side effect?

Not really.: You could be allergic to the clindamycin, or to one of the additives or preservatives in the lotion. If it persists, i'm sure your doctor will be happy to suggest an alternative. ...Read more

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Is thicker discharge a normal side effects to monistat-1 or allergic reaction?

Is thicker discharge a normal side effects to monistat-1 or allergic reaction?

Not allergy possibly: If it was an allergic reaction to monistat, the discharge would have been probably thinner, and more in quantity and would have had more itching. The medication probably is helping the condition getting better. ...Read more

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Recently prescribed with nystatin 100, 000 units vaginal tab for yeast infection. What are the side effects?

Recently prescribed with nystatin 100, 000 units vaginal tab for yeast infection. What are the side effects?

Usually none: Nystatin is used to treat a vaginal yeast infection and usually has no side effects other than a slightly increased vaginal secretion flow as it clears the yeast infection. It is not always effective for a cure. Can try diflucan; requires a prescription. ...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 wont 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

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Benefits/risks of red yeast?

Lowers cholesterol: Red yeast rice is natural "statin" that lowers cholesterol. It can be an effective treatment for those with mildly elevated cholesterol. Typically higher levels of cholesterol will require a prescription drug to achieve optimal control. Of course diet is very important in all cases. A low fat diet is key to lowering cholesterol. ...Read more

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Are diarrhea and rash possible side effects of Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Are diarrhea and rash possible side effects of Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Yes, but . . .: Yes, they are possible side effects, but don't stop your medication before contacting your doctor. They could be does-related (you may need a smaller dose) or even unrelated. That is, it could be a coincidence, and the cause might be something else (like an infection). Get checked straight away if the diarrhea and rash have not already resolved. ...Read more

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Which side effects do color contacts have?

Which side effects do color contacts have?

Few: If fit properly most have clear centers and the side effects are those of all other contact lenses relating to fit and power and the adherence of the wearer to proper use. ...Read more

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For yeast any terconazole side effects?

For yeast any terconazole side effects?

Yes and no....: For the most part, no problems for most patients. However, it can rarely cause signifcant liver issues, and more importantly, it inhibitis part of the c-p450 ssytem in the liver and can elevate blood levels of many medicines. Let your pharmacist know what you are taking, or your prescribing doctor to make sure you have no interactions. ...Read more

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Yuck on flagyl! medication side effects (vomiting)?

Yuck on flagyl! medication side effects (vomiting)?

Alcohol use?: Though nausea is a common side effect of Flagyl (metronidazole), severe vomiting is not. However, if you take Flagyl and also consume alcohol, there is an interaction between the Flagyl and the alcohol that can lead to severe nausea, vomiting, headache and flushing of the skin. ...Read more