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Drugs reference index «ubiquinone»

ubiquinone

Generic Name: ubiquinone (ue BIK wi none)Brand names: Co-Q10, Coenzyme Q10, LiQsorb, Liquid Co-Q10, NutraDrops, QuinZyme, elppa CoQ10, Q-Sorb Co Q-10

What is ubiquinone?

Ubiquinone, also called Coenzyme Q-10, is a coenzyme that is made naturally in the body.

Ubiquinone has been used in congestive heart failure, gum disease, and type 2 diabetes. It has also been used to replace low levels of ubiquinone caused by taking certain cholesterol medications.

Ubiquinone has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Ubiquinone may also have uses other than those listed in this product guide.

What is the most important information I should know about ubiquinone?

Ubiquinone has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Ubiquinone has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of this product may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ubiquinone?

Before taking ubiquinone, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use this product if you have:

  • allergies (especially to plants);

  • diabetes; or

  • a blood (platelet) disorder.

Do not take ubiquinone without telling your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant. It is not known whether ubiquinone will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take ubiquinone without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. It is not known whether ubiquinone will be harmful to a nursing infant. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without a doctor's advice.

How should I take ubiquinone?

Ubiquinone has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of this product may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

If you choose to take ubiquinone, use it exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Take the ubiquinone capsule or tablet with a full glass of water.

Measure the liquid form ubiquinone with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

To take disintegrating tablet, use dry hands to remove the tablet from the package, and place it in your mouth. It will begin to dissolve right away. Do not swallow the tablet whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing.

Do not take more of this product than is recommended. Too much medicine could be dangerous.

Store ubiquinone at room temperature, away from light, heat, and moisture. Keep the medicine bottle closed when not in use.

See also: Ubiquinone dosage in more detail

What happens if I miss a dose?

No information is available regarding a missed dose of ubiquinone. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional for instructions if you miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Symptoms of a ubiquinone overdose are not known.

What should I avoid while taking ubiquinone?

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without a doctor's advice.

Ubiquinone side effects

Stop taking ubiquinone and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ubiquinone Dosing Information

Usual Adult Dose for Dietary Supplement:

Oral: 30 to 200 mg/day

What other drugs will affect ubiquinone?

The following drugs can interact with ubiquinone. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:

  • a beta blocker blood pressure medication such as atenolol (Tenormin), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);

  • cholesterol lowering agents such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), and others;

  • doxorubicin (Adriamycin); or

  • diabetes medication.

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ubiquinone or affect your condition. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider may have more information about ubiquinone.
  • Remember, keep this and all other prescription drug products, over-the-counter drug products, and herbal/health supplements out of the reach of children.
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