coenzyme q10, ubiquinone, ubidecarenone

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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GENERIC NAME: coenzyme Q10, CoQ10, ibedenone, mitoquinone, ubidecarenone, ubiquinone, vitamin Q10

BRAND NAME: Acanda COQ10 Soft Gels, Doctor's Best High Absorption Coq10, Omegaboost Coq-10, Kirkland Signature CoQ10, and many others

PRESCRIPTION: No

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES:

  • Coenzyme Q10 may be effective for treating coenzyme Q10 deficiency.
  • It is possibly effective for improving vision in people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD); improving heart function in people with congestive heart failure; improving symptoms of diabetic neuropathy; improving immune function in people with HIV; reducing blood pressure; reducing the frequency of migraine attacks; and improving physical performance in people with muscular dystrophy.
  • Coenzyme Q10 produced in the laboratory is a component of many herbal products and has many uses.

SIDE EFFECTS: The common side effects of coenzyme Q10 are:

Other side effects of coenzyme Q10 include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/13/2016

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