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BRAND LISTING - L-Carnitine Solution (Levocarnitine)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
1.5mg/5mL (paediatric)
100mg/mL

L-CARNITINE SOLUTION (LEVOCARNITINE)

L-Carnitine Solution Description

L-Carnitine Solution may be prescribed by your doctor to prevent or treat low Carnitine levels in your body due to dialysis, certain medications you are taking, or for those that exercise a lot. Most people receive sufficient amounts of this natural substance through the foods they eat,; however it could be due to primary Carnitine deficiency, a genetic disorder that can become evident by the age of 5.

Symptoms include low blood sugar, skeletal-muscle weakness, and heart disease (cardiomyopathy). Secondary Carnitine deficiency may occur as a result of undergoing dialysis for chronic renal failure and taking antibiotic drugs.

What L-Carnitine Solution Does in Your Body

The active ingredient in L-Carnitine Solution is Levocarnitine, which helps to transfer fatty acids into tiny structures found inside pretty much every cell in your body called mitochondria. The process involves several enzymes that help L-Carnitine Solution pick up a single fatty acid from the outside of the mitochondrion and move it across the membrane where it is released on the inside of the mitochondrion and then back to the outside to begin again. Your mitochondria provide nearly all of the energy your body needs for your day to day life and growth.

Conditions Treated by L-Carnitine Solution

Primary Carnitine deficiency means your body is unable to process fats into energy properly because of an inherited defect that affects the protein responsible for moving Carnitine to your mitochondria to store for energy when needed. This genetic condition is a result of the child carrying both copies of an abnormal gene, one mutated gene from each parent.

The parents may be completely unaware they each have a one copy of a gene that is not working as they will not show signs or symptoms that anything is different. As the child with two defective genes matures, marries, and has children of his or her own, they are only able to pass on the gene mutation that is not functioning.

Before Taking L-Carnitine Solution

If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding, ask your doctor if L-Carnitine Solution is safe for your unborn or nursing baby. You and your doctor should discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have, as well as any OTC or Rx drugs you take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. This will help your doctor determine if L-Carnitine Solution is right for you.

L-Carnitine Solution Precautions and Proper Use

L-Carnitine Solution works best when taken with or 30 minutes after a meal. Do not adjust your dosage without first talking to your doctor. Use a proper dosing syringe, spoon, or cup so you know you are administering the proper amount as prescribed by your doctor. Consult with your doctor before you stop any of your meds or start new ones as this may require changing the dosage of your L-Carnitine Solution.

Possible Side Effects of L-Carnitine

  • Stomach pain or cramping
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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