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Carnicept Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Carnicept Injection 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 improves the efficiency of body function.

Carnicept Injection is generally administered by a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer this at home. It may cause injection site reactions like pain, swelling, redness that are generally mild and temporary.

Carnicept Injection 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 Carnicept Injection

  • Carnitine deficiency

Benefits of Carnicept Injection

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. Carnicept Injection 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.

Side effects of Carnicept Injection

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 Carnicept

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Carnicept Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Carnicept Injection 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 Carnicept Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carnicept Injection 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carnicept Injection 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
Carnicept Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Carnicept Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Carnicept Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carnicept Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Carnicept Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Take during or immediately after the meals and consume slowly.
  • Take at evenly spaced times throughout the day (every 3 or 4 hours).
  • Monitor your blood glucose levels regularly during levocarnitine treatment.
  • Do not take this drug if you are allergic to levocarnitine or any of its ingredients. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

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

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FAQs

Q. Is Carnicept Injection a steroid?

Carnicept Injection is not a steroid. It contains Levo-carnitine which is a type of protein (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 Carnicept Injection?

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

  1. Mayo Clinic. Levocarnitine. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Levo-carnitine. Bedford, Ohio: Ben Venue laboratries; 2000. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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