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Red yeast rice Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with red yeast rice.


HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (applies to red yeast rice) renal disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Renal Dysfunction

Some HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors such as fluvastatin, have not been studied in patients with severe renal impairment or end-stage renal disease. Some others such as pitavastatin and simvastatin, require a dose reduction when used in this group of patients. Caution and close monitoring is advised when using these drugs in patients with renal impairment.


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Red yeast rice drug interactions

There are 248 drug interactions with red yeast rice.

Red yeast rice alcohol/food interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food interactions with red yeast rice.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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