General English name: levocarnitine | L-carnitine | Carnitine

Brand: Bio-Carnitine, Carnitor

Application: Carnitine deficiency







Carnitine drug information

Contraindications to the use of carnitine

Carnitine drug interaction

Tips to consider before taking carnitine

Possible side effects of carnitine

How to store carnitine






Carnitine drug information

Medication Information: Carnitine is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. This compound is a protein that helps convert fat into energy. Carnitine supplements are prescribed when the amount of this substance in the body is low. The reason for the decrease in carnitine can be hereditary or caused by medication.


Contraindications to carnitine

Pay attention to the expiration date of the carnitine medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give carnitine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.


Carnitine drug interaction

Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.


Tips to consider before taking carnitine

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking carnitine:

• If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.

• If you have any kidney problems.

• If you have diabetes.

• If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.

• If you have ever been allergic to a particular medicine.


Possible side effects of carnitine

All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.

Boredom, abdominal pain: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.

Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water.

Body odor: Consult your doctor if it is bothersome.


How to store carnitine

• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

• Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

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