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Statin Drug, HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitor


Statin Drugs, HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors


Statin Drug


high cholesterol

Side Effects

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Chaparral, Comfrey, Coltsfoot
Chaparral, Comfrey, and Coltsfoot may be toxic to the liver, which adds to side effect of statin drugs.

Grapefruit juice
Grapefruit juice impairs the breakdown of several drugs, including statins.

High-doses of niacin combined with statin drugs could increase the risk of muscle damage and kidney injury.

Red Yeast Rice
Red Yeast Rice contains natural substances identical to statins.

Positive interactions:

Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A, D, E and K
Cholesterol is a precursor to CoQ10 and vitamins A, D, E and K. Statin drugs can reduce their production.




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