red yeast rice (monascus purpureus) - oral
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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