“Health Net” 3 types of red yeast rice, which cannot coexist with lipid-lowering drugs, are on the list

The Food and Drug Administration reminds that when taking blood-lipid-lowering drugs, be careful not to consume grapefruit juice, pomelo foods, oats, and red yeast rice; the picture shows red yeast rice. (Data photo)

[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report]Cholesterol is one of the three diseases of civilization​. There are many patients who take blood lipid-lowering drugs for a long time. What should you pay attention to when taking lipid-lowering drugs?Guarding the safe use of medicines at both ends of the house“Posted to share, taking the common statin-type drugs, which are commonly used in lowering blood lipids, as examples, the three major foods to pay attention to, and also remind the public that if there is any drug interaction problem, you can consult a professional pharmacist and follow the doctor’s instructions to take the medicine.

Foods that should be paid attention to when taking blood lipid-lowering drugs:

●Grapefruit juice and grapefruit food​
The ingredients contained in grapefruit​ can inhibit the metabolism of statin drugs​, and the use of grapefruit juice and statin may cause​, the blood concentration of the drug is too high and increase side effects.

Oatmeal is rich in fiber and can also help control blood sugar, improve blood lipids and constipation. ​But the high fiber of oats will reduce the absorption of statin in the gastrointestinal tract, which may reduce the efficacy of the drug. It is recommended to take the drug at least 2 hours away from the oats​.

●Red Yeast​
Red yeast rice is a well-known food for lowering blood lipids. Its effective ingredients for lowering blood lipids may come from: Monacolin K (Monascin, which is also a kind of statin), monascin (Monascin yellow) and ankaflavin (Monascin yellow) ) Etc. If you take red yeast rice health food at the same time, it may enhance the effect of the drug and cause side effects.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the common side effects of Statin, such as muscle soreness, brown urine, liver toxicity, etc., may even cause rhabdomyolysis in severe cases. If you find any of the above symptoms, please seek medical attention as soon as possible​.

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