Red Yeast Rice (Herbs/Suppl)

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Brand and Other Names:angkak, benikoji, more...hong qu, monascus purpureus, red koji, red leaven, RYR, xuezhikang, zhi tai

Suggested Dosing

Hypercholesterolemia

1200 mg PO BID

Take with food

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Suggested Uses

Diarrhea, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, circulation improvement, indigestion

Efficacy: Possibly effective for hypercholesterolemia

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            Adverse Effects

            Abdominal discomfort, anaphylaxis (inhalation), dizziness, elevated creatine kinase, elevated liver enzymes, flatulence, gastritis, heartburn

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Abnormal LFTs, liver dysfunction

            Cautions

            Concurrent hepatotoxic agents

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: avoid

            Lactation: avoid

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: N/A

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            Mechanism of Action

            Rice fermented with Monascus purpureus yeast; contains small amounts of naturally-occurring lovastatin (mevinolin)

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