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How much coenzyme Q10 do I need to help prevent migraines?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Coenzyme Q10, also called ubiquinone and CoQ10, is made by the body and can also be obtained by eating meats and seafood. Coenzyme Q10 100 mg three times daily or 150 mg once daily for 3 months reduces migraine frequency by up to one-half. Improvement is better with the 150-mg daily dose; both doses are well tolerated with very few side effects. Taking 200 mg twice daily is helpful for some people with migraine-related problems. Coenzyme Q10 can affect blood sugar metabolism and may change blood clotting, so don't use CoQ10 if you have diabetes or bleeding disorders, or are using blood thinners.
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