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Carnival Tablet

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

Introduction

Carnival 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.

Carnival 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.

Carnival 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 Carnival Tablet

  • Carnitine deficiency

Side effects of Carnival 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 Carnival

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

How to use Carnival 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. Carnival Tablet is to be taken with food.

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

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Quick Tips

  • It is given as a slow injection into veins under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Monitor your blood glucose levels regularly during levocarnitine treatment.
  • 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 Carnival Tablet a steroid?

Carnival 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 Carnival Tablet?

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

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

Carnival 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 Carnival Tablet be taken by diabetics?

Yes, Carnival 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 Carnival Tablet cause diarrhea?

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

Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Invision Medi Sciences Pvt. Ltd, New No.3, Old No.231, 12th Cross, Wilson Garden, Bangalore
Country of Origin: India
Expires on or after: January, 2021

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