Herbal Safety: Herb or Pharmaceutical?

Red Yeast Rice

I still remember the conversation a few colleagues and I had with a nephrologist. He just had dialyzed a patient in acute renal failure (ARF) with a serum creatinine > 8 mg/dL (normal 0.6 – 1.2 mg/dL). Curious whether any of us could crack the case, he inquired: ‘What do you think caused this high serum creatinine in this young man?’ Continue reading “Herbal Safety: Herb or Pharmaceutical?”