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A 20-year-old male asked:

Is it safe for my father to take coq10 & plant sterol supplements? he has essential thrombocytosis. he already takes aspirin & pravastatin daily.

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Looks OK,,,: It looks like no problem with plant sterols or COQ10 as there don't seem to be any major contraindications with the use of these together. However the use of statins like the pravastatin he's on may inhibit his own COQ10 production and COQ10 use may block the action of warfarin if your father ever takes that so that would be something to keep aware of. Best of luck.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No benefit: If do not if using this supplement has risks especially for your father, however, there is no benefit from it. Therefore may advice would be not use it.

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