What is Red Yeast Rice Extract?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice extract is the product of yeast grown on rice, and is served as a dietary staple in some Asian countries. It has been sold as a natural cholesterol-lowering agent in over the counter supplements.

Side effects

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Side effects as an overall problem
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Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Red Yeast Rice Extract

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Red Yeast Rice Extract

Dosage Patients
600 mg daily 2
1,200 mg daily 2
2,400 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Red Yeast Rice Extract

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Reason Patients
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Red Yeast Rice Extract

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Red Yeast Rice Extract

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 3
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