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Review: could Coq10 cause Heart pounding (Heart palpitations)?





Summary: Heart pounding is found among people who take Coq10, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Fish oil, and have Vitamin supplementation.

We study 1,510 people who have side effects while taking Coq10 from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Heart pounding. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart pounding and more.

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Coq10

Coq10 has active ingredients of coenzyme q - 10. It is often used in health. (latest outcomes from Coq10 1,746 users)

Heart pounding

Heart pounding (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.(latest reports from Heart pounding 51,983 patients)

On Dec, 4, 2014: 1,510 people reported to have side effects when taking Coq10. Among them, 20 people (1.32%) have Heart Pounding.

Trend of Heart pounding in Coq10 reports

Time on Coq10 when people have Heart pounding * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart pounding0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Heart pounding when taking Coq10 * :

FemaleMale
Heart pounding75.00%25.00%

Age of people who have Heart pounding when taking Coq10 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart pounding0.00%0.00%0.00%10.53%5.26%5.26%36.84%42.11%

Severity of Heart pounding when taking Coq10 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart pounding0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart pounding ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart pounding0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Vitamin supplementation (4 people, 20.00%)
  2. Hypertension (4 people, 20.00%)
  3. Depression (3 people, 15.00%)
  4. Insomnia (2 people, 10.00%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fish oil (7 people, 35.00%)
  2. Aspirin (6 people, 30.00%)
  3. Vitamin d (6 people, 30.00%)
  4. Multivitamin (4 people, 20.00%)
  5. Nexium (3 people, 15.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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