I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Coenzyme Q10? Is Coenzyme Q10 safe for nursing mother and child? Does Coenzyme Q10 extracts into breast milk? Does Coenzyme Q10 has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Coenzyme Q10 influence milk supply or can Coenzyme Q10 decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for Coenzyme Q10 is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Coenzyme Q10 may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research indicates that Coenzyme Q10 may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Coenzyme Q10 low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
- While using Coenzyme Q10 We suggest monitoring child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to dosage.
- Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.
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Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) is a normal part of the diet, and is also endogenously synthesized. It is a normal component of human milk, but milk levels are slightly low in the breastmilk of mothers with preterm infants. Coenzyme Q10 has no specific lactation-related uses and no data exist on the safety and efficacy of supplementation in nursing mothers or infants. Coenzyme Q10 supplements are usually well tolerated with only infrequent, minor side effects. Dietary supplements do not require extensive pre-marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Manufacturers are responsible to ensure the safety, but do not need to the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements before they are marketed. Dietary supplements may contain multiple ingredients, and differences are often found between labeled and actual ingredients or their amounts. A manufacturer may contract with an independent organization to verify the quality of a product or its ingredients, but that does certify the safety or effectiveness of a product. Because of the above issues, clinical testing results on one product may not be applicable to other products. More detailed information #about dietary supplements# is available elsewhere on the LactMed Web site.
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