Red Yeast Rice

Is Red Yeast Rice Effective?

Red yeast rice seems to work for lowering cholesterol, as would be expected, because it contains lovastatin or other statin-like compounds. Red yeast rice that does not contain lovastatin probably doesn't work well for lowering cholesterol.
 
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Dosing Information

It is difficult to recommend a dose for red yeast rice, because different products contain different amounts of lovastatin.
 
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Side Effects of Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice can cause several side effects, such as:
 
  • Abdominal discomfort (stomach discomfort)
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Gas
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain
  • Liver damage.
     
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Drug Interactions

Red yeast rice can potentially interact with several medications (see Red Yeast Rice Drug Interactions).
 
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