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Lcarpro 500mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Lcarpro 500mg 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.

Lcarpro 500mg 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.

Lcarpro 500mg 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 Lcarpro Tablet

  • Carnitine deficiency

Side effects of Lcarpro Tablet

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Lcarpro 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. Lcarpro 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

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

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FAQs

Q. Is Lcarpro a steroid?

Lcarpro 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 Lcarpro?

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

Q. What is the best time to take Lcarpro?

Lcarpro 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 Lcarpro be taken by diabetics?

Yes, Lcarpro 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 Lcarpro cause diarrhea?

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