Synonyms: Coenzyme Q10; Ubidecarenona; Ubidécarénone; Ubidecarenonum; Ubidekarenon; Ubidekarenonas; Ubidekarenoni; Ubiquinone-10. 2-Deca(3-methylbut-2-enylene)-5,6-dimethoxy3-methylp-benzoquinone.
Cyrillic synonym: Убидекаренон.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C59H90O4 = 863.3.
CAS — 303-98-0.
ATC — C01EB09.
ATC Vet — QC01EB09.


In Chin., Eur., Jpn, and US.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Ubidecarenone). A yellow or orange crystalline powder. It gradually decomposes and darkens on exposure to light. M.p. about 48°. Practically insoluble in water; very slightly soluble in dehydrated alcohol; soluble in acetone. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.

USP 31

(Ubidecarenone). A yellow to orange, crystalline powder. M.p. about 48°. Practically insoluble in water; very slightly soluble in dehydrated alcohol; soluble in ether. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Ubidecarenone is a naturally occurring coenzyme involved in electron transport in the mitochondria. It is claimed to be a free radical scavenger and to have antoxidant and membrane stabilising properties. It has been given by mouth as an adjunct in cardiovascular disorders, including mild or moderate heart failure. It has also been tried in other conditions associated with coenzyme deficiency, and is promoted as a dietary supplement. Ubidecarenone is under investigation for the management of cancer, Huntington’s chorea and parkinsonism.
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💊 Preparations

USP 31: Ubidecarenone Capsules; Ubidecarenone Tablets.

Proprietary Preparations

Arg.: QX 100; Braz.: Coex†; Vinocard Q10; Canad.: Co-Q-10†; Fr.: BioQuinon Q10 Super†; Q10; Hong Kong: CoQuinone†; Eiquinon; Hung.: Myoqinon; Indon.: Co-En Q; Ubi-Q; Ital.: Coedieci†; Decafar; Decorenone; Iuvacor; Miodene†; Miotyn†; Mitocor†; Oropigma Gel; Tricoxen; Ubicardio†; Ubicor; Ubidenone; Ubidex; Ubimaior; Ubiten†; Ubivis; Jpn: Neuquinon; Malaysia: Alerten; Bio-Quinone; Neuquinon; Philipp.: Addlife; Alerten; Neuquinon; Pol.: Envit Q ; Vita Care Q ; Port.: Q 10; Ubenzima; Ubicondrial†; Singapore: CoQuinone; Ubi-Q; Thai.: Bio-Quinone; Decaquinon; UK: Co-Q-10†; USA: Co-Q-10†; CoQuinone. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: QX 10; Canad.: Mega AO; Indon.: Car-Q; CoQ-10; Corsel; Lycoq; RG-Q; Ital.: Agedin Plus; Coqun; Ener-E†; Visu Q10; Philipp.: Immuvit; Nutrotal; UK: Red Kooga Co-Q-10 and Ginseng.
Published May 08, 2019.