Béres Q10 30mg hard capsule
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use it carefully to get the best results from it.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better of if you feel worse.
- If any of the side effects get severe talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
In this leaflet:
What Béres Q10 30 mg hard capsule (hereinafter Béres Q10 30 mg capsule) is and what it is used for
What you need to know before you take Béres Q10 30 mg capsules
How to take Béres Q10 30 mg capsules
Possible side effects
How to store Béres Q10 30 mg capsules
1. WHAT BÉRES Q10 30 MG CAPSULE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The active substances of Béres Q10 30 mg capsule are ubidecarenone (coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance), vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), vitamin E (tocopherol) and antioxidant trace elements (zinc, manganese, copper and selenium).
The preparation can be taken:
- to prevent and treat coenzyme Q10, vitamin (vitamins E and B3) and trace element (zinc, manganese, copper and selenium) deficiencies.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE BÉRES Q10 30 MG CAPSULES
Do not take Béres Q10 30 mg capsules if:
- you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the active substances or other ingredients of Béres Q10,
- you have severe kidney insufficiency, liver impairment or a copper metabolism disease, the so called Wilson’s disease.
Béres Q10 is not recommended in children and adolescents.
Take special care with Béres Q10 30 mg capsule
Ubidecarenone may decrease the blood pressure of those with high blood pressure. No excessive blood pressure decreasing effect has been observed.
The harmful effect of manganese needs to be reckoned with in those with liver disease.
Selenium may increase iodine deficiency and its symptoms in those with severe iodine deficiency.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken any other medicines including non-prescription preparations.
Talk to your doctor if you take any of the following types of medicines before starting to take Béres Q10:
- coumarin type orally administered anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin, phenprocoumon, acenocoumarol), because ubidecarenone may reduce the effect of these medicines, so coagulation may change;
- other preparations containing vitamin E, because vitamin E (in high doses ≈350mg) may reduce ubidecarenone levels in the blood;
antihypertensive medicines, because ubidecarenone may reduce blood pressure;
iron preparations, because vitamin E may reduce the efficacy of iron supplements;
vitamin A, because vitamin E may increase vitamin A absorption;
vitamin K, because it may lengthen coagulation time
so-called thiazide-type diuretics, because these medicines may inhibit zinc absorption;
tetracyclines and penicillamine, which inhibit the absorption of particular trace elements.
Zinc salts may reduce the absorption of fluoroquinolone-type antibiotics (levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin), so special care needs to be taken in case of their co-administration.
To avoid interactions take Béres Q10 at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines.
Béres Q10 30 mg capsule with food and drinks
The simultaneous consumption of foodstuff containing high quantities of fibre and/or phytic acid (e.g. cereals, whole-grain bread and wheat bran have high contents of phytic acid) may reduce the absorption of trace elements.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicines.
There is insufficient data on its safety during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so Béres Q10 cannot be taken during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Béres Q10 is not likely to influence the ability to drive and use machines.
3. HOW TO TAKE BÉRES Q10 30 MG CAPSULES
The capsule is to be taken orally. Always take Béres Q10 as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Its usual dose in adults for supplementing coenzyme Q10, vitamins and trace elements is 1-3 capsules per day.
Take the capsule whole without chewing with little liquid during a meal if possible to optimize absorption and to minimize the likelihood of undesirable gastrointestinal effects.
Children: It is not recommended in children and adolescents owing to insufficient data.
Older people: No need to modify the dose.
If you find the effect of Béres Q10 30 mg capsule too strong or too mild, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more Béres Q10 30 mg capsule than you should
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist right away if you take more Béres Q10 30 mg capsules than you should.
Usually, the overdose of Béres Q10 has no consequences. Experienced symptoms might be: feeling sick, heartburn, digestive disorders, stomach discomfort, diarrhoea. If a child accidentally takes a high dose, as a precautionary measure, talk to your doctor right away.
If you forget to take Béres Q10 30 mg capsules
If you forget to take Béres Q10, do not take a double dose the next time to make up for the missed capsule.
If you stop taking Béres Q10 30 mg capsules
The symptoms of improvement that appeared during taking Béres Q10 will fade gradually if you stop taking it.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Béres Q10 30 mg capsules can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Usually, Béres Q10 is tolerated well in normal doses.
Rarely (1-100 in 10 000 users) – mainly when taken on an empty stomach or when taken with less liquid than necessary – headache, dizziness, feeling sick, constipation, diarrhoea, stomach pain may occur.
Very rarely (fewer than 1 in 10,000 users): hypersensitivity reactions (rashes, itching) may occur.
Documented side effects are in general not severe, but check with your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.
If any of the side effects get severe talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
5. HOW TO STORE BÉRES Q10 30 MG CAPSULES
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store at or below 25 °C in the original packaging to protect from light.
Do not take Béres Q10 30 mg capsules after the expiry date printed on the packaging (Felhasználható:).
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Béres Q10 30 mg capsules contain
Active substances in each capsule:
30 mg coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone), 7.37 mg (11 NE) alfa-tocopherol (in the form of alfa-tocopherol-acetate) (vitamin E), 3 mg nicotinamide (vitamin B3), 2 mg zinc (in the form of zinc sulphate), 0.5 mg manganese (in the form of manganese sulphate), 0.2 mg copper (in the form of cupric gluconate), 0.02 mg selenium (in the form of selenous acid)
Capsule core: mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silica, modified maize starch, maltodextrin, silica
Capsule coating: erythrosine (E127), indigo carmine (E132), yellow iron oxide (E172), titanium dioxide (E171), gelatin
What Béres Q10 30 mg capsules look like and the contents of the pack
Size 1, yellow/green hard gelatin capsule filled with yellow homogeneous powder.
30, 60, 90 hard capsules in colourless, transparent PVC/aluminium foil blister packaging and box.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing authorisation holder
Béres Gyógyszergyár Zrt.
Mikoviny u. 2-4.
Béres Gyógyszergyár Zrt.
Nagysándor József út 39.
OGYI-T-22143/01 30 hard capsules
OGYI-T-22143/02 60 hard capsules
OGYI-T-22143/03 90 hard capsules
This leaflet was approved in: May, 2012.