Drug Name: CO Q-10
CO Q-10 DESCRIPTION:
COENZYME Q10 (ubiquinone, ubidecarenone) - ORAL
CO Q-10 SIDE EFFECTS:
Nausea, diarrhea or stomach upset may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly. Unlikely but report promptly loss of appetite or trouble sleeping. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO USE CO Q-10:
THIS PRODUCT: Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking coenzyme Q10 for heart failure, do not stop taking this product without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
CO Q-10 USES:
Coenzyme Q10 has been used for heart problems (e.g., heart failure, angina, high blood pressure). This product may prevent damage to the heart caused by certain cancer drugs. This product has also been used for breast cancer, gum disease or muscle problems (muscular dystrophy). The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
CO Q-10 PRECAUTIONS:
If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: heart disease, diabetes, any allergies. Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. Coenzyme Q10 is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
CO Q-10 DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially drugs to treat high cholesterol (e.g., atorvastatin, lovastatin, gemfibrozil); beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol); diabetes medicines (e.g., insulin); or "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin).
CO Q-10 OVERDOSE:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
CO Q-10 NOTES:
This product may lower blood sugar. If you are diabetic, check your blood or urine sugar regularly (daily or as directed). Other laboratory tests may be performed to monitor your progress.
MISSED CO Q-10 DOSE:
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
CO Q-10 STORAGE:
Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.