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Composition FOR ELCAFORT

Levocarnitine(500mg)

food interaction for ELCAFORT

alcohol interaction for ELCAFORT

pregnancy interaction for ELCAFORT

lactation interaction for ELCAFORT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Elcafort tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Elcafort tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR ELCAFORT

Levocarnitine(500mg)

Uses

Elcafort tablet is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies

How it works

Elcafort tablet 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

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

COMMON DOSAGE FOR ELCAFORT TABLET

Patients taking ELCAFORT TABLET

  • 77%
    Once A Day
  • 23%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR ELCAFORT

15 Substitutes
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Expert advice FOR ELCAFORT

  • 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 FOR ELCAFORT

Levocarnitine

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)