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Known interactions between the following drugs: Coenzyme Q-10, Zocor

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Coenzyme Q-10 in Coenzyme Q-10 may interact with SIMVASTATIN in Zocor
"Some of the prescription cholesterol-lowering drugs that belong to a drug class known as HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors (statins) are known to decrease the amount of coenzyme Q-10 in the body. A few individuals who take statins may develop cramps, pain and/or weakness in their muscles. Very rarely, a more severe condition known as rhabdomyolysis, which may include muscle deterioration and kidney damage, has been associated with taking statins. Individuals who take a statin and who develop unusual muscle pain or weakness should contact a doctor right away. Although possible results of coenzyme Q-10 deficiency have not been identified, some very early research seems to show that decreased levels of coenzyme Q-10 and other natural substances may contribute to statin-related muscle conditions. Whether taking coenzyme Q-10 while a statin is also taken will prevent or lessen possible statin side effects is not yet known, however. " Discuss this potential interaction with your healthcare provider at your next appointment, or sooner if you think you are having problems.

This interaction is well-documented and is considered moderate in severity.


(Note: Not all drug interactions are known or reported in the literature, and new drug interactions are continually being reported. This information is provided only for your education and for you to discuss with your personal healthcare provider.)

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