Glossary term explanation

Drug interactions

Numerous drugs interfere with the bio-synthesis or the absorption or both of Coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 is not known to inhibit the action of other drugs. There is research showing that Coenzyme Q10 supplementation does not interfere with the clinical effects of warfarin. However, anyone taking an anti-coagulant medication will want to discuss the benefits of taking Coenzyme Q10 with his or her physician.
The drug interaction that must always be considered is the inhibiting effect of statin medications on the bio-synthesis of Coenzyme Q10. Statins effectively limit the body’s production of cholesterol. In so doing, they also limit the body’s production of Coenzyme Q10.



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