Coenzyme Q10 is a substance naturally produced by our bodies. It is important for energy production and has antioxidant effects. People with certain conditions including heart diseases, Parkinson’s diseases or taking statins might have reduced levels of Coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 supplement is hence believed to be beneficial to these groups of people. Moreover, Coenzyme Q10 might also help reduce blood pressure, migraines. There is also evidence showing that having sufficient levels of Coenzyme Q10 after heart surgeries can reduce risks of complications.
Coenzyme Q10 is taken by mouth as tablets. The usual adult dose is 60-200 mg daily in two to three doses. If you are currently having conditions that might lead to a low level of Coenzyme Q10, your doses might increase to 400 mg. For specific dosages, you should refer to the product label.
Side effects of taking Coenzyme Q10 supplements are mild and can include insomnia and indigestion. Advise your doctor or pharmacist before taking Coenzyme Q10 as it can interact with a number of drugs.
Common dosing schedule:
Take Coenzyme Q10 supplements as per production instructions.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Coenzyme Q10 may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Coenzyme Q10 supplements can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Coenzyme Q10 (Supplement) in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.