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Antidiabetic medications - sulfonylureas

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Medications
Depletions
Editorial Note
Supporting Research

Medications

  • Acetohexamide
    • Dymelor
  • Chlorpropamide
    • Diabinese
  • Glipizide
    • Glucotrol
    • Glucotrol XL
  • Glyburide
    • Diaßeta
    • Glynase PresTab
    • Micronase
  • Tolazamide
    • Tolinase
  • Tolbutamide
    • Orinase
    • Tol-Tab

Depletions

Coenzyme Q10

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.

Editorial Note

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.

Supporting Research

Bonakdar RA, Guarneri E. Coenzyme Q10. Am Fam Physician. 2005;72(6):1065-70.

Littarru GP, Tiano L. Bioenergetic and antioxidant properties of coenzyme Q10: recent developments. Mol Biotechnol. 2007;37(1):31-7.

Pelton R, LaValle J, Hawkins EB, et al. Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook. Hudson, OH:LexiComp, Inc.;2001:409.

Pepe S, Marasco SF, Haas SJ, Sheeran FL, Krum H, Rosenfeldt FL. Coenzyme Q10 in cardiovascular disease. Mitochondrion. 2007;7 Suppl:S154-67.

Powers HJ. Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) and health. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003;77(6):1352-60.

Quinzii CM, Hirano M, DiMauro S. CoQ10 deficiency diseases in adults. Mitochondrion. 2007;7 Suppl:S122-6.

Young AJ, Johnson S, Steffens DC, Doraiswamy PM. Coenzyme Q10: a review of its promise as a neuroprotectant. CNS Spectr. 2007;12(1):62-8.

Review Date: 9/29/2012
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