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Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant. It's rare to be so deficient in CoQ10 that you have symptoms, which include muscle weakness and pain, fatigue, gum disease, and a weakened immune system. However, some researchers think that over time, low levels of CoQ10 may be linked to heart disease and high blood pressure.Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Symptoms of vitamin B2 deficiency may include cracks at the corners of the mouth, scaly skin, a red and inflamed tongue, swollen mouth or throat, anemia, and bloodshot eyes that are sensitive to light.
The information presented here covers some of the nutrients that may be lowered when you take certain medications. The signs and symptoms listed can be caused by other conditions. So if you have these signs and symptoms, it doesn't always mean you have low levels of these nutrients. Many things affect the level of nutrients, including your medical history, diet, and lifestyle, as well as how long you have been taking the medication. Please talk with your health care provider. He or she can best address your health care needs and see if you are at risk for low levels of any nutrients.
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Review Date: 9/29/2012
Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed HealthCare Network.
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