June 15, 2024

Red Yeast Rice Recalled for Undeclared Drug

Doctors Best Red Yeast Rice RecallDoctor’s Best is recalling 7,379 bottles of Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement because it contains an undeclared drug, lovastatin. That drug is used for the treatment of high cholesterol. It could cause serious muscle injury, especially if taken with prescription statin drugs such as lovastatin, simvastatin, or atorvastatin. Pregnant women could put their unborn child at risk by using this product, and anyone with pre-existing liver disease could be at increased risk for liver injury with the chronic use of statin drugs.

The recalled product is Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement in 600 mg capsules, 120 count bottles. The lot number is 3121005. The UPC number is  753950001183. The product is packaged in a white plastic bottle with orange flip-top lid and clear tamper evident outer seal. No reports of adverse reactions have been received to date.

The Red Yeast Rice was distributed nationwide through retail and internet outlets. If you purchased this product, stop using it immediately and return to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you took this product and have experienced adverse reactions, see your doctor immediately. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting¬†program.

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