GENERIC NAME: RED YEAST RICE (MONASCUS PURPUREUS) - ORAL
USES: Red yeast rice has been used for lowering cholesterol levels.Some supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
HOW TO USE: Take this product by mouth with food. Follow all directions on the product package, or if your doctor prescribed this product, take as directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this product unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of this product in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
SIDE EFFECTS: Abdominal/stomach pain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these rare but serious side effects: muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), change in the amount of urine, signs of liver problems (such as severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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