Generic Name: ubiquinone (ue BIK wi none)Brand Names: Co-Q10, Coenzyme Q10, LiQsorb, Liquid Co-Q10, NutraDrops, QuinZyme
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.
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 Co-Q10 (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);
a blood (platelet) disorder.
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.
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.
Symptoms of a ubiquinone overdose are not known.
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.
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
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.