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Old 06-29-2010, 05:35 AM   #1
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Interaction with Red Yeast Rice?

I am considering taking some form of niacin again and I just read that there be an interaction between Niacor and all of the statins listed below. I believe that RYR is a natural form of lovastatin. Can anyone verify this for me?

Interactions with Medicines

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

* Atorvastatin
* Cerivastatin
* Ezetimibe
* Lovastatin
* Pitavastatin
* Rosuvastatin
* Simvastatin

 
Old 06-30-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
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Re: Interaction with Red Yeast Rice?

Hello The Mayor!

I can confirm that RYR USED to contain Monacolin 'K' in the USA, (still does outside of the states) which has had it's molecular structure scientifically replicated and called...Lovastatin (Mevinolin) .

However, Monacolin 'K' having been stripped from production in recent years does not prevent the remaining combination of Monacolins from working as a statin. Why? because all Monacolins possess hydroxymethyglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase-inhibitory activity. To date there are 14 known Monacolins, so that leaves 13 others that have not been trialled. However, we can look at these as being the statins of the future.

But you have them today in their natural form.

In answer to your question my good friend....Vitamin B3 in moderate doses should not present any problems when taken at the same time as Monacolins.

Listen 'grasshopper' you have been away from this board too long and forgotten the 'masters' teachings.

Yack.

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Old 06-30-2010, 01:36 PM   #3
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Re: Interaction with Red Yeast Rice?

Yes Master Yoda, I have been away too long. I have fallen and I can't get up.
(American joke TV commercial).

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Vitamin B3 in moderate doses.....
What do you consider "moderate" doses? I plan to work my way up to around 2,500 mg. per day.

 
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Re: Interaction with Red Yeast Rice?

Gees!!!!.....that's not moderate.......that lethal to your kidneys.

I know people on here take that dosage, and some even more, but if I were you, I would checkout for yourself on a good vitamin manufacturers site the recommended high dosage of vitamin b3. The vitamins that should be taken with it because always, one vitamin works in conjunction with another.

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Re: Interaction with Red Yeast Rice?

Yack,

The recommended dietary intake (RDI) of vitamin B3 is 19 mg per day for adult males and 13 mg per day for adult females. Much larger doses of vitamin B3 may be given for specific medical conditions under the supervision of a qualified health care professional. The recommended dose of niacin for treating high cholesterol ranges from 1000 mg to 5000 mg each day. Niacin doses should be divided into 2-3 separate daily doses, or no more than 500-750 mg per individual dose.

 
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