Kearns-Sayre Syndrome Medication

Updated: Sep 27, 2023
  • Author: Anna Purna Basu, BMBCh, PhD, MA, FRCPCH, FHEA; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Medication Summary

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) administration and vitamin supplements have proven beneficial in individual cases of Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS), although effects are transient.

Treat problems associated with Kearns-Sayre syndrome as needed (eg, insulin for diabetes mellitus).


Nutritional supplements

Class Summary

Supplementation with CoQ10 may support normal heart function, provide antioxidant protection, and maintain healthy gums.

Ubidecarenone (Coenzyme Q10, Ubiquinone)

Functions as electron carrier between flavoproteins and in cellular respiration.