Statin Drugs and Tinnitus: The CoQ10 Connection
Statin drugs, used to lower cholesterol, have become one of the most prescribed medicines in the US. While effective in lowering cholesterol, they come with a number of unwanted side effects, including, for some, tinnitus.
Another major side effect of statins is they significantly reduce the level of the Coenzyme Q10. CoQ10 is an important and necessary compound for many bodily functions. This fat soluble compound is helpful for cardiovascular disease, cancer, the aging process and tinnitus, to name a few.
Tinnitus expert Barry Keate provides clarity to the issue of statins, and mitigating the loss of CoQ10, while avoiding tinnitus.