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Carnitor 500 Tablet

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Introduction

Carnitor 500 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.

Carnitor 500 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.

Carnitor 500 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 Carnitor Tablet

  • Carnitine deficiency

Benefits of Carnitor 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. Carnitor 500 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 Carnitor 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 Carnitor

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

How to use Carnitor 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. Carnitor 500 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Carnitor 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 Carnitor 500 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carnitor 500 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
Carnitor 500 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
Carnitor 500 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Carnitor 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Carnitor 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carnitor 500 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Carnitor 500 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

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

Patient concerns

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Hi sir . We are planning to have 2nd baby but by sperm count and sperm volume is too low . Doctor after doing ultrasound found evwrything ok . He has suggested me to have carnito 500 mg and paternia .is it the best treatment Carnitor 500 mg and paternia xt Also please suggest if Carnitor 500 mg and vernace 500 mg is same As one has carontor 500 mg has LEVOCARNITINE and vernace has Acetyl L-Carnitine
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Get IUI or IVF ICSI
Sore muscles in the ankle and pain in the legs after walking too much.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Take Tab Myospas-D and Tab Carnitor twice daily for 5 days and apply Dynapar QPS spray
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FAQs

Q. Is Carnitor 500 Tablet a steroid?

Carnitor 500 Tablet 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 Carnitor 500 Tablet?

In some patients, warfarin when taken along with Carnitor 500 Tablet may increase the time required for the formation of blood clot. Hence, before starting Carnitor 500 Tablet, inform your doctor if you are taking warfarin.

Q. What is the best time to take Carnitor 500 Tablet?

Carnitor 500 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 Carnitor 500 Tablet be taken by diabetics?

Yes, Carnitor 500 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 Carnitor 500 Tablet cause diarrhea?

Carnitor 500 Tablet may very rarely cause diarrhea. This effect of the medicine can be reduced by decreasing the dose of Carnitor 500 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

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