CARNITOR (Levocarnitine)
CARNITOR (Levocarnitine)
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CARNITOR (Levocarnitine)

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What is this medication?

CARNITOR (Levocarnitine)
Dietary Supplement

Levocarnitine (L-Carnitine) is indicated for treatment of primary systemic carnitine deficiency, secondary carnitine deficiency.

How does this medication work? 

CARNITOR (Levocarnitine) is a naturally occurring metabolic compound which functions as a carrier molecule for long-chain fatty acids within the mitochondria, facilitating energy production. Carnitine deficiency is associated with accumulation of excess acyl CoA esters and disruption of intermediary metabolism.

How should I take this medication?

Oral: Take 990mg 2 to 3 times daily, depending on response.

How to Take: Solution is for oral use only; may be consumed alone or dissolved in either a drink or liquid food, and should be consumed slowly. Space doses every 3 to 4 hours evenly throughout the day, preferably during or following meals, to maximize tolerance.

What should I watch for while using this medication? 

Before starting CARNITOR (Levocarnitine), make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, and current medical conditions.  Levocarnitine can cause gastrointestinal effects from rapid consumption; consume levocarnitine slowly as tolerated.  Levocarnitine (L-Carnitine) should be used with caution in patients with carnitine deficiency (ex. Chronic valproic acid use, neurological disorders, congenital metabolic disorders, hepatic cirrhosis, renal failure, critical care patients, antiepileptic drug use, chemotherapy agents); renal impairment and seizure disorders.

What if I miss a dose?

If a dose is missed, skip the missed dose and administer the next dose at the regular time. Do not administer 2 doses at the same time.

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times.  Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C).  Protect from light.  Keep the container tightly closed.  Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

None reported when administered via oral route.