What is ubiquinone?

Ubiquinone, also called Coenzyme Q-10, is a coenzyme that is made naturally in the body.

Ubiquinone has been used in congestive heart failure, gum disease, and type 2 diabetes. It has also been used to replace low levels of ubiquinone caused by taking certain cholesterol medications.

Ubiquinone has not been approved by the FDA to treat any disease, and it should not be substituted for prescription medications.

Ubiquinone may also have uses other than those listed in this product guide.


Before taking ubiquinone, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use this product if you have:

  • allergies (especially to plants);
  • diabetes; or
  • a blood (platelet) disorder.

Do not take ubiquinone without telling your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant. It is not known whether ubiquinone will be harmful to an unborn baby.

Do not take ubiquinone without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. It is not known whether ubiquinone will be harmful to a nursing infant.

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without a doctor’s advice.

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without a doctor’s advice.

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Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Symptoms of a ubiquinone overdose are not known.

No information is available regarding a missed dose of ubiquinone. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional for instructions if you miss a dose.

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Side effects

Stop taking ubiquinone and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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The following drugs can interact with ubiquinone. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:

  • a beta blocker blood pressure medication such as atenolol (Tenormin), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
  • cholesterol lowering agents such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), and others;
  • doxorubicin (Adriamycin); or
  • diabetes medication.

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ubiquinone or affect your condition. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Other Names

Coenzyme Q10, Liquid Co-Q10, NutraDrops, coenzyme q10, ubiquinone, Co-Q10, elppa CoQ10, LiQsorb, Q-Sorb Co Q-10, and QuinZyme

Available Strengths & Dosages

Route Form Strength
oral capsule 30 mg
oral capsule 10 mg
oral capsule 60 mg
oral tablet 60 mg
compounding powder -
oral capsule 50 mg
oral capsule 100 mg
oral capsule 200 mg
oral capsule 400 mg

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