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Ubiquinone (coenzyme Q-10)

The generic name is ubiquinone (coenzyme Q-10). It is also known as coenzyme Q-10. Ue-BIK-wi-none [ ue-BIK-wi-none
Names of brands: CoQ-10, Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10 CoQ-10, CoQ-10, CoQ-10 with Black Pepper Extract,.

Dosage formats: oral capsule (100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 50 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 50 mg, 60 mg) oral liquid (10 mg/mL; 100 mg/mL; 100 mg/mL; 200 mg/mL; 90 mg/mL);… list all 5 dosage forms.
Classification of drugs: Nutraceutical products

What is Ubiquinone?

Ubiquinone is a vitamin-like compound that is naturally produced in the body. Ubiquinone can also be referred to as CoQ-10, Coenzima, Ubidcarenone, Ubidecarenone, and Ubiquinol.

Ubiquinone is believed to be effective in alternative medicine to aid in treating deficiency of coenzyme Q-10 or alleviating the symptoms associated with mitochondrial diseases (conditions that impact energy production within the cells of your body).

Ubiquinone can also be effective in stopping migraine headaches, decreasing blood pressure, reducing the amount of tissue damage that occurs following surgery, or preventing a third heart attack. Ubiquinone may also be helpful in reducing symptoms for people who suffer from congestive heart disease, nerve disorders due to MS, diabetes, and fibromyalgia. It can also help with muscular dystrophy or a physical defect in the penis (such as Peyronie's disease).

Ubiquinone is also used to treat Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, diabetes (Lou Gehrig's disease), fatigue caused by using cancer drugs, signs of Parkinson's disease, or the symptoms of muscle that affect those who have survived Polio. However, research has revealed that ubiquinone might not be efficient in the treatment of these diseases.

The research has also shown that ubiquinone does not appear to improve athletic performance or slow the progress of Huntington's disease.

Other uses that have not been proven by research include treatment of the symptoms of asthma, COPD and diabetes, cancer, heart conditions, hepatitis C kidney, as well as muscle pains that result from taking statin cholesterol medications, and other diseases.

It isn't clear if it is effective in treating any medical issue. Medical use of this product is not approved by the FDA. Ubiquinone is not recommended as a substitute for medications recommended by your physician.

Ubiquinone is typically advertised as an herbal supplement. There aren't any regulated manufacturing standards for a variety of herbal compounds, and some of the supplements sold on the market have been discovered to contain contamination with poisonous metals or other substances. Health supplements and herbal remedies should be bought from a trusted source to reduce the risk of contamination.

Ubiquinone can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for the product.

Side effects of ubiquinone

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

While not all adverse effects are well known, However, ubiquinone is believed to be safe for adults when taken as directed.

Stop using ubiquinone. Call your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • extremely low blood pressure—dizziness, extreme weakness, feeling as if you're about to be stricken.

Common negative side effects of ubiquinone include:

  • uneasy stomach, nausea, heartburn, vomiting and nausea, and loss of appetite
  • diarrhea;
  • skin skin or
  • lower blood pressure.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow all the instructions on the product's label and on the packaging. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and any other medications you take.

Prior to using this drug

Consult a pharmacist, doctor, or any other healthcare professional to determine if it's appropriate for you to take this medication in the event that you've ever:

  • heart issues heart problems, low or high blood pressure
  • If you are taking chemotherapy,
  • if you smoke.

Consult your doctor prior to using this product if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Do not give any herb or health supplement to your child without advice from a doctor.

How do I take ubiquinone?

If you are considering using herbal supplements, make sure you seek the advice of your physician. You might also think about consulting an expert who has been trained on the use of health and herbal supplements.

If you decide to use the ubiquinone product, make sure you use it according to the directions on the label or as recommended by your pharmacist, doctor, or any other healthcare professional. Don't use more of this product than suggested according to the package. The chewable ubiquinone should be chewed well before swallowing it. Use the measuring device supplied (not a spoon for use in the kitchen).

To open the tablet and take it out of its disintegration, make use of dry hands to lift the tablet from the packaging, then place it inside your mouth. The tablet will begin to disintegrate in a matter of minutes. Be sure to not take the tablet completely. Let it dissolve in your mouth, avoiding chewing. Your blood pressure might require a check when you take ubiquinone.

If you are in need of surgical or dental work or medical treatment, take ubiquinone off at least two weeks in advance of the date. Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Contact your physician to discuss your condition if the one you're treating with ubiquinone doesn't improve or becomes worse after using this medication.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Dietary Supplements:

Oral: 30 to 200 mg/day

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not miss the missed dose, and go for the next scheduled dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not take ubiquinone in conjunction with other health supplements or herbal remedies that can lower blood pressure.

Don't mix different forms of ubiquinone at the same time without medical advice. Combining different formulations increases the chance of an overdose.

Interaction with other drugs

Do not use ubiquinone without medical advice if you're taking any of the following drugs:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Vitamins (especially a, c, e, and k);
  • Heart or blood pressure medication;
  • Chemotherapy and
  • A blood thinner (warfarin, coumadin, jantoven)

This list isn't complete. Other medications may interact with the ubiquinone chemical, such as prescription and other over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or natural products. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are listed here.