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High Cholesterol board


I also did some research on this subject and I found some more information.

[INDENT] Extra co-enzyme Q10 for statin-users?
http://www.catie.ca/tu.nsf/0/9C59AE93CAEE073285256A8C006A007A?opendocument&language=english

[INDENT]Because Q10 dissolves in fat, it is best taken with meals to increase absorption. Some Canadian health food stores sell capsules containing a mix of Q10 and flaxseed oil.[/INDENT]

Possible Interactions with: Coenzyme Q10
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsSupplements/Interactions/CoenzymeQ10cs.html
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Warfarin
coenzyme Q10 may decrease the effectiveness of blood-thinning medications such as warfarin, leading to the need for increased doses.

Blood Pressure Medications

In a study of individuals taking blood pressure medications (including diltiazem, metoprolol, enalapril, and nitrate), CoQ10 supplementation allowed the individuals to take lower dosages of these drugs.

Timolol
CoQ10 supplementation may reduce the heart-related side effects of timolol drops, a beta-blocker medication used to treat glaucoma, without decreasing the effectiveness of the medication

Chemotherapy Medications
Coenzyme Q10 may help to reduce the toxic effects on the heart caused by daunorubicin and doxorubicin, two chemotherapy medications that are commonly used to treat a variety of cancers[/INDENT]
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I am taking Vytorin right now. Even though I have no side effects, I plan to take CoQ10 supplements as a precautionary measure and also eat a healthy diet.

Blessings,
Linda