CARNISURE 500 MG TABLET

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Levocarnitine(500 mg)

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Levocarnitine(500 mg)

Uses

Levocarnitine is used for the treatment of carnitine deficiency. It includes a group of metabolic muscle diseases that prevents body from utilizing fats for energy during fasting.

How it 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.

Common side effects

Muscle pain, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Increased blood pressure, Tachycardia, Peripheral edema, Bone pain, Bronchitis, Increased calcium level in blood, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Headache, Muscle weakness, Cough, Gastritis, Vomiting, Vertigo, Anemia, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Palpitations

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Expert advice

  • 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.
  • Take precautions during levocarnitine treatment as you may be at risk of bleeding.
  • 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. 

Frequently asked questions

Levocarnitine

Q. Is levocarnitine safe during pregnancy?
Levocarnitine should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
 
Q. Is it safe to use levocarnitine during breastfeeding?
Levocarnitine should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
 
Q. Is levocarnitine OTC?
Levocarnitine is not an OTC. It is sold only upon a prescription by a registered medical practitioner.
 
Q. Is levocarnitine the same as l-carnitine?
Levocarnitine is otherwise known as l-carnitine.
 
Q. Is levocarnitine a steroid?
No. Levocarnitine is an amino acid derivative.


Content on this page was last updated on 31 May, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)