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    Levo-carnitine

    Information about Levo-carnitine

    Levo-carnitine uses

    Levo-carnitine is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

    How levo-carnitine 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.

    Common side effects of levo-carnitine

    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

    Available Medicine for Levo-carnitine

    • ₹136 to ₹230
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹177 to ₹290
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹302
      Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹126 to ₹167
      La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹330
      TTK Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹161
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹109
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹178
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹304
      Modi Mundi Pharma Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹100
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Levo-carnitine

    • 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 Levo-carnitine

    Levo-carnitine

    Q. What is Levo-carnitine?
    Levo-carnitine is a type of protein (dipeptide made from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine). It is used to treat primary and secondary Levo-carnitine deficiency.
    Q. How does Levo-carnitine work?
    Levo-carnitine is a type of protein (dipeptide made from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine. It is used to treat primary and secondary Levo-carnitine deficiency.
    Q. What does Levo-carnitine treat?
    Levo-carnitine is a type of protein (dipeptide made from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine). It is used to treat primary and secondary Levo-carnitine deficiency. Primary systemic carnitine deficiency is characterized by low concentrations of Levo-carnitine in plasma, red blood cells, and/or tissues. Secondary carnitine deficiency can be a consequence of inborn errors of metabolism.
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    Q. Is Levo-carnitine over the counter (OTC) ?
    Levo-carnitine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs.
    Q. Is Levo-carnitine a steroid?
    Levo-carnitine is not a steroid. Levo-carnitine is a type of protein (dipeptide made from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine). It is used to treat primary and secondary Levo-carnitine deficiency.
    Q. Is Levo-carnitine used for seizures?
    Levo-carnitine is not used for seizures. Levo-carnitine is a dipeptide made from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine. It is used to treat primary and secondary Levo-carnitine deficiency.
    Q. What is Levo-carnitine made from?
    Levo-carnitine is a naturally occurring substance required in energy metabolism.

    Content on this page was last updated on 08 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)