Skip to main content


Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 15, 2023.

What are other common names?

  • Coenzyme Q-10
  • Adelir
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • CoQ10
  • Heartcin
  • Inokiton
  • Mitoquinone
  • Neuquinone
  • Taidecanone
  • Ubidecarenone
  • Ubiquinol
  • Ubiquinone-10
  • Udekinon

What is this product used for?

Ubiquinone is also known as Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10. CoQ10. It may help prevent heart problems after heart surgery. It may also help prevent migraines.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.

  • Take extra care if you are taking drugs to thin your blood. These are drugs like warfarin.

  • Take extra care if you are taking the drug insulin for diabetes.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Heart problems

    • Liver problems

    • High blood pressure

    • Diabetes

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Trouble sleeping

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Signs of liver problems, like upset stomach or throwing up, belly pain, feeling tired, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes, not hungry.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad belly pain

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Very bad headache

  • Blood in your stool or stools are dark and tar colored

  • Bruising or bleeding that is not normal

  • Changes in menstrual periods, like lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles.

  • Throwing up blood

Where can I learn more?

National Cancer Institute

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Last Reviewed Date


Consumer information use

This generalized information is a limited summary of diagnosis, treatment, and/or medication information. It is not meant to be comprehensive and should be used as a tool to help the user understand and/or assess potential diagnostic and treatment options. It does NOT include all information about conditions, treatments, medications, side effects, or risks that may apply to a specific patient. It is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for the medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of a health care provider based on the health care provider's examination and assessment of a patient’s specific and unique circumstances. Patients must speak with a health care provider for complete information about their health, medical questions, and treatment options, including any risks or benefits regarding use of medications. This information does not endorse any treatments or medications as safe, effective, or approved for treating a specific patient. UpToDate, Inc. and its affiliates disclaim any warranty or liability relating to this information or the use thereof. The use of this information is governed by the Terms of Use, available at


Copyright © 2023 UpToDate, Inc. and its affiliates and/or licensors. All rights reserved.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.