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Can Discontinuing The Intake Of Red Yeast Rice For A Few Days Elevate The Cholesterol Levels?

my cholesterol in under control with Red Yeast Rice which I have been on for 3 or more months. I will be getting a colonoscopy next week and was told I have to go off Red Yeast Rice for 5 days before colonoscopy, will this mess up my good cholesterol levels I have now?
Wed, 4 Sep 2019
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Hi,

Discontinuing red yeast rice which has the same constituents as that of the cholesterol-lowering drug for such a short period of time won't affect your cholesterol levels. You can start it as soon as possible.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sameer Maheshwari, Cardiologist
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Cardiologist Dr. Sameer Maheshwari's  Response
Hi,

Stopping the red yeast rice which has the same constituents as the cholesterol-lowering drugs for such a short period of time won't affect your cholesterol levels. You can start it as soon as possible.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sameer Maheshwari, Cardiologist
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Cardiologist Dr. Sameer Maheshwari's  Response
Hi,

Discontinuing red yeast rice which has the same constituents as the cholesterol-lowering drug for such a short period of time won't affect your cholesterol levels. You can restart the same as soon as you can.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sameer Maheshwari, Cardiologist
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Can Discontinuing The Intake Of Red Yeast Rice For A Few Days Elevate The Cholesterol Levels?

Hi, Discontinuing red yeast rice which has the same constituents as that of the cholesterol-lowering drug for such a short period of time won t affect your cholesterol levels. You can start it as soon as possible. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Sameer Maheshwari, Cardiologist