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Litocar 1000 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Litocar Injection

Litocar 1000 mg Injection is used in the treatment of carnitine deficiency.

Litocar Injection side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Litocar Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Litocar Injection 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.

Litocar Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Litocar 1000 mg Injection 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.
Lactation
Litocar 1000 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Litocar 1000 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Litocar 1000 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Litocar 1000 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Litocar 1000 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Litocar 1000 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • 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. 

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Litocar

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Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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Yes PATIENT contain Levocarnitine which is used for the treatment of carnitine deficiency. It includes a group of metabolic muscle diseases that prevents body from utilizing fats for energy during fasting.
Iron deficiency anemia, typhoid
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
What medicine u taking for thatSince when u have these problem
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FAQs

Q. Is Litocar useful in weight loss?

There are no strong evidences to show that Litocar is useful for weight loss. Hence, Litocar is only used in people who have deficiency of carnitine, a chemical that helps in energy production.
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References
  1. Mayo Clinic. Levocarnitine. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Levo-carnitine. Bedford, Ohio: Ben Venue laboratries; 2000. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Mira Road, Thane, Maharastra,India
MRP
165
5 ml in 1 vial
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