Diabetes Medication

A Few Examples The sulfonylureas are used in the managemnet of Type-II Diabetes Mellitus. These medications help to lower blood sugar in diabetic patients. However, these drugs deplete Co-enzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, a fat-soluble vitamin needed by the body. Co-enzyme Q10 is needed in al cells for the production of energy. The effects of Co-enzyme Q10 depletion are seen particularly in the cardiovascular system because the heart has higher energy needs than most ofther parts of the body. Some common symptoms of Co-enzyme Q10 deficiency can include lack of energy, high blood pressure, heart problems, and weakened immune system.

Daily doeses of 30 to 200 mg per day have been suggested for supplementation of Co-enzyme Q10.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about taking Co-enzyme Q10 i fyou are taking a sulfonylurea.