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Table 1 Composition and treatment regimens of red yeast rice preparations

From: Chinese red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) for primary hyperlipidemia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Preparation Composition Dosage Administration
Red yeast rice dietary supplement (Cholestin) capsules Extracts of fermented Monascus purpureus rice 2.4 g/day (containing 5 mg lovastatin) 0.6 g/cap 2 caps, twice daily
Xuezhikang capsule Extracts from fermented Monascus purpureus rice, Fructus Crataegi, Radix Salviae miltiorrhizae, Rhizoma Curcumae longae, Radix Rhizoma rhei, etc. 1.2 g/day (containing 10 mg lovastatin) 0.3 g/cap 2 caps, twice daily
Zhibituo tablet Extracts from fermented Monascus purpureus rice, Fructus Crataegi, Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae, Rhizoma Alismatis orientalis, etc. 3.15 g/day (containing lovastatin 9 mg) 0.35 g/tab 3 tabs, thrice daily