Side Effects of CoQ10
taken from an article on ehow.com
- CoQ10 at doses of 100 mg a day or more can cause insomnia. Long-term consumption of more than 300 mg daily can lead to increased levels of liver enzymes. In addition, a wide range of side effects have been reported, including nausea and abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, heartburn and photophobia. Some users also experience rashes and heartburn.
CoenzymeQ10 and Drug Interactions
- CoQ10 can have potentially dangerous interactions with essential medications. Diabetics taking coenzyme Q10 may experience a change in their insulin requirements. A key risk area involves the widely prescribed statin drugs. Statins can deplete the body’s levels of CoQ10 and reduce the efficiency of CoQ10 supplements. Also, Coenzyme Q10 can change the body’s response to the blood thinner Warfarin.
Coenzyme Q10 and Non-Prescription Medications
- CoQ10 may have adverse interactions with a number of over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements. Users are urged to consult a medical professional if taking coenzyme Q10 with aspirin, laxatives, cold medications, antacids or vitamin and mineral preparations, as the enzyme’s effects touch nearly all systems in the body.