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Composition for ELKAR

Levocarnitine(500 mg)

food interaction for ELKAR

alcohol interaction for ELKAR

pregnancy interaction for ELKAR

lactation interaction for ELKAR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Elkar 500 mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Elkar 500 mg 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 ELKAR

Levocarnitine(500 mg)

Uses

Elkar 500 mg tablet is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

Elkar 500 mg 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 ELKAR 500 MG TABLET

Patients taking ELKAR 500 MG TABLET

  • 45%
    Twice A Day
  • 32%
    Thrice A Day
  • 18%
    Once A Day
  • 5%
    Four Times A Day

SUBSTITUTES for ELKAR

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  • CARNISURE 500 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 21/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 210
    pay 110% more per tablet
  • CARNITOR 500 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 27.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 275
    pay 175% more per tablet
  • NUCARNIT 500MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 25.07/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 250.65
    pay 151% more per tablet
  • CARNIMAC 500 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 17.80/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 178
    pay 78% more per tablet
  • VERNACE 500 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 10/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 100
    same price

Top Physicians

  • Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
    MBBS
    4.9
  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Ashutosh Shukla
    MBBS, MD, Diploma, Fellowship
    4.6
  • Dr. Joy Chakraborty
    MBBS, MD
    4.5

Expert advice for ELKAR

  • 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 ELKAR

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 19 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)