Dangers of coenzyme Q10
TOXICITY, SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS OF COENZYME Q 10
Side effects of coenzyme Q10
In general, according to therapeutic uses, coenzyme Q10 does not usually have side effects, even in higher than normal doses.
Doses higher than 300 mg daily affect the enzymes produced by the liver and therefore require medical control.
Despite this, there are certain people who seem to have intolerance to this supplement that manifests itself in the form of diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain or lack of appetite. To reduce these reactions it is best to take it during meals and divided into 2 to 4 doses throughout the day, avoiding single doses.
In internal or external use can cause dermatitis in certain people who are allergic to this coenzyme.
Can coenzyme Q10 be used for children, pregnancy or lactation
Before administering Coenzyme Q10 supplements in children, pregnant or lactating women, you should consult with the doctor.
Contraindications of coenzyme Q10
People with hypotension should be very careful and monitor their blood pressure levels well. Coenzyme Q10 is antihypertensive and could lower your blood pressure too much.
Interactions of Coenzyme Q10
Although it does not usually interact with other medications or supplements, the following possibilities must be taken into account:
- Medicines against hypertension: Since coenzyme Q10 lowers blood pressure, those who take antihypertensive drugs may suffer too great a decrease in blood pressure if they also take this supplement. Therefore medicated hypertensives should control their levels if they also want to take this supplement.
- Drugs against “thick blood”: Coenzyme Q10 facilitates the coagulation of blood so its use could interfere with blood thinning drugs such as warfarin making them less effective.
- Red yeast: Red yeast can lower levels of coenzyme Q10.
- Anticancer drugs: The use of this supplement may decrease the effectiveness of some medications for the treatment of cancer.
- Medications for diabetes: Some medications for diabetes interfere with the effects of coenzyme Q10.
- Anticholesterol drugs: Some anticholesterol drugs interfere with the effects of coenzyme Q10.
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19 March, 2019