It is indicated for Co-enzyme Q10 deficiency and mitochondrial disorders. It is also used in congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, high blood pressure (hypertension) in combination with other medications, preventing migraine headache, parkinson's disease, improving the immune system, infertility in men and muscular dystrophy.
For Co-enzyme Q10 deficiency: 150 mg daily. For mitochondrial disorders: 150-160 mg, or 2 mg/kg/day. For heart failure in adults: 100 mg per day divided into 2 or 3 doses. For recent myocardial infarction: 120 mg daily in 2 divided doses. For high blood pressure: 120-200 mg per day divided into 2 doses. For isolated systolic hypertension: 60 mg twice daily. For preventing migraine headache: 100 mg three times daily. For Parkinson's disease: 300 mg, 600 mg, 1200 mg and 2400 mg per day in 3-4 divided doses. For infertility in men: 200-300 mg per day. For muscular dystrophy: 100 mg per day.
Co-enzyme Q10 is safe for most adults. It can cause some mild side effects including stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It can cause allergic skin rashes in some people.