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tbarsano Says:
 
I was recently told that simvastatin depletes CoQ10, leading to the "weakness" side effect. Anyone heard this?

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David Says:
 
I have to agree with that statement, as there are a number of discussions relating to Statin drugs (atorvastatin, cerivastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin) depleting the body of coenzyme Q10.

Other types of drugs like beta-blockers also deplete the body of this too, but one way to help counteract this is to supplement with CoQ 10. Personally, If I were short on this vital nutrient, I would supplement a minimum of 400-600mg a day while taking one of those drugs that inherently depletes it. That's just me, as I would prefer to be well stocked if I became aware that this was happening to me.

I hope this helps!

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tbarsano Says:
 
Thank you

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