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Описание L-Carnitine

Brand Name(s): Carnitor Oral, L-Carnitine

Generic Name Levocarnitine Oral

What are levocarnitine tablets, capsules and oral solution?

LEVOCARNITINE (Carnitor®) is a prescription nutritional supplement used to treat conditions of carnitine deficiency and various other conditions. Generic levocarnitine oral solution and tablets are available.

What should my health care professional know before I use levocarnitine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • history of seizures, or receiving any medications for the treatment of seizures.
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
  • heart disease
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • swollen ankles or problems with fluid retention
  • history of headaches

How should I use this medicine?

Take levocarnitine capsules, tablets, and oral solution by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the capsules and tablets with a drink of water. Do not chew or open the capsules or tablets. Take the capsules, tablets or oral solution with food to lessen the risk of nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and upset stomach. The oral solution may be mixed with soft drink or juice. Take your doses at regular intervals. Levocarnitine is usually taken in 3 or 4 divided daily doses. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses without advice.

What drug(s) may interact with levocarnitine?

  • Prescription levocarnitine should not be taken with carnitine that is available at most health food stores.

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What side effects may I notice from using levocarnitine?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • fast heart rate
  • fever
  • increased blood pressure
  • seizures
  • swollen ankles or problems with fluid retention
  • tingling in the hands or feet

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • body odor
  • nausea/vomiting
  • upset stomach

What should I watch for while taking levocarnitine?

Visit your prescriber or health care professional for checks on your progress. You will need to have regular blood checks.

If you have kidney disease and are receiving levocarnitine injections, you should not try to treat your condition with levocarnitine capsules, tablets or solutions. These other formulations of levocarnitine may be harmful when you have kidney problems. Talk to your health care professional if you have questions.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 °C (59 and 86 °F). Avoid excessive heat above 40 °C (104 °F); do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

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