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Carnitor 500 MG Tablet 10

Carnitor 500 MG Tablet 10

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    • Rs. 275.00

    Uses :

    Levocarnitine is used to treat carnitine deficiency. Levocarnitine is given as a dietary supplement in patients with renal disease who are on dialysis and in patients taking medications such as valproic acid and zidovudine. It is used for the treatment of leg pain occurring due to carnitine deficiency, pregnancy, and high blood pressure. This drug is also used to treat muscle cramps and improve skeletal muscle function.

    Mode of drug action


    Levocarnitine benefits in utilizing fats and producing energy. Only the L-isomer of carnitine can affect fat metabolism. Levocarnitine is an amino acid derivative and allows long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria of the cells, for the breakdown, resulting in energy production.

    What are the common side effects?

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Take Carnitor drug exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not over dose it.

    • Maintain caution while using Carnitor drug in case of any liver or kidney disorder.

    • Consult a doctor before using Carnitor drug in case of any heart disease.

    • Do not drink alcohol while using Carnitor drug.

    • Avoid using any other OTC drugs along with Carnitor drug without consulting a doctor.

    What else should I know?

    1. I am using aspirin for heart disease. Can I take levocarnitine? Blood thinners such as aspirin may interact with levocarnitine. So, you should discuss with your doctor before taking levocarnitine.

    2. Is levocarnitine an over-the-counter drug? No, levocarnitine is a prescription drug.

    3. Is levocarnitine a vitamin supplement? No, levocarnitine is an amino acid derivative used as a dietary supplement.

    4. Does levocarnitine aid in weight loss? Levocarnitine helps in fat metabolism for energy production. It may aid in weight loss, but there is no evidence of scientific data. So, discuss with your doctor about the possible effects of levocarnitine.

    5. How to take levocarnitine? Take levocarnitine with a glass of water, with or without food (preferable to take with food to prevent stomach irritation). Take the medication at regular intervals as directed by your doctor. Don’t stop the medication without the doctor’s advice.

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