Red Rice Yeast

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Monascus purpureus
  • INDICATIONS: Hypercholesterolemia, indigestion, diarrhea, improved circulation. In foodstuff.
  • SYNONYM: Monascaceae
  • CLASS: HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Atorvastatin, Cerivastatin, Fluvastatin, Grapefruit Juice, Levothyroxine, Lovastatin, Pravastatin, Simvastatin, St John's Wort

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Red yeast rice is the product of fermentation with Monascus purpureus yeast. Red yeast that is not fermented correctly may contain the nephrotoxin, citrinin.

Our database has 11 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric