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

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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Elden Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not helpful

Ryr supplements sold in the us cannot by law have more than trace amounts of cholesterol lowering substances (monacolin k which is identical to lovastatin, a statin sold as mevacor).
So, (1) not enough statin in ryr supplement to make a difference, and (2) should not mix statins together anyway.

In brief: Not helpful

Ryr supplements sold in the us cannot by law have more than trace amounts of cholesterol lowering substances (monacolin k which is identical to lovastatin, a statin sold as mevacor).
So, (1) not enough statin in ryr supplement to make a difference, and (2) should not mix statins together anyway.
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