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Acylcar Tablet

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Product introduction

Acylcar Tablet belongs to a class of medications called amino acids. It is used in the treatment of carnitine deficiency. It helps the body produce energy and improve the efficiency of body function.

Acylcar Tablet should be taken with food and it should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not start or stop taking this medicine without a doctor's prescription.

Acylcar Tablet is usually a safe medicine, however, it may cause nausea and vomiting. Your doctor may suggest you to monitor your blood glucose levels regularly while you are taking the medicine.

Before starting the medicine, inform your doctor if you have any other medical conditions or are taking any other medications. Patients with severe kidney disease should not take this medicine unless prescribed by the doctor.

Uses of Acylcar Tablet

  • Carnitine deficiency

Benefits of Acylcar Tablet

In Carnitine deficiency

Carnitine deficiency can lead to many problems such as muscle weakness, fatigue, problems with heart (such as heart enlargement), liver or brain (encephalopathy), confusion etc. Acylcar Tablet contains amino acids that are very important for the normal growth and development of the internal organs, muscles and nerves. It helps to maintain normal functioning of the internal organs and maintains nerve conduction too. It has a major role in the generation of energy in our body, regulation of mood, healing and repair of damaged tissues and keeping our skin, nails and hair healthy. Keep taking it as prescribed by the doctor to get the maximum benefit.

Side effects of Acylcar Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acylcar

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

How to use Acylcar Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acylcar Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Acylcar Tablet works

Levocarnitine belongs to the class of medications called as amino acid derivative. It works by improving the low levels of carnitine in the body.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Acylcar Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acylcar Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acylcar Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Acylcar Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acylcar Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acylcar Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acylcar Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Acylcar Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Acylcar Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Acylcar Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amino acids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VITAMINS MINERALS NUTRIENTS
Action Class
Amino acids

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FAQs

Q. Is Acylcar Tablet a steroid?

Acylcar Tablet is not a steroid. It contains Levo-carnitine which is a type of amino acid (made from the amino acids lysine and methionine). It helps in transporting fats to the cells, where fats get metabolized in order to produce energy. It is used to treat primary and secondary Levo-carnitine deficiency.

Q. When can a carnitine deficiency occur?

Carnitine deficiency may be of two types, primary and secondary. Primary is genetic and may show symptoms by five years of age. Whereas, secondary may occur due to certain disorders like kidney problems (chronic kidney failure) and use of antibiotics that reduces its absorption and increases its excretion.

Q. Does warfarin have any effect on Acylcar Tablet?

In some patients, warfarin when taken along with Acylcar Tablet may increase the time required for the formation of blood clot. Hence, before starting Acylcar Tablet, inform your doctor if you are taking warfarin.

Q. What is the best time to take Acylcar Tablet?

Acylcar Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Generally, it is advised to be taken 3-4 times daily, preferably with meals or after meals.

Q. Can Acylcar Tablet be taken by diabetics?

Yes, Acylcar Tablet can be taken by patients with diabetes. However, it is important to know that it contains sucrose. Some studies have shown that it may improve insulin sensitivity. Along with that, it may also be helpful in relieving nerve pain.

Q. Does Acylcar Tablet cause diarrhea?

Acylcar Tablet may very rarely cause diarrhea. This effect of the medicine can be reduced by decreasing the dose of Acylcar Tablet. But, if you are taking oral solution then take it slowly or dilute it more.

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References

  1. Levocanitine. Gaithersburg: Leadiant Biosciences, Inc; 2018. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Levocarnitine [Prescribing Information]. Telangana, India: Graviti Pharmaceuticals Private Limited; 2022. [Accessed 08 Jul. 2023]. (online) Available from:External Link

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Address: Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
Country of origin: India

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