Levo-carnitine essentially controls the levels of levocarnitine, in patients who suffer from problems with metabolism. The drug may also be prescribed in the treatment of other health issues as per the doctor’s decision.
Known to be an amino acid derivative, Levo-carnitine adds to the levels of levocarnitine in the body, when it is unable to produce sufficient quantities.
The patient’s medical history should be taken before the drug is prescribed. In this case, inform your doctor is you have any kidney or liver issues, or are allergic to any component present in Levo-carnitine. Inform him if you are on any prescribed or over the counter medicines or taking herbal and dietary supplements.
Pregnant women, those trying to have a baby and breast feeding mothers should consult their doctor before they start Levo-carnitine.
The drug can be taken either before a meal or even after. Each dosage should be evenly spaced out and taken on time. Avoid missing a dose as much as possible. In case you do miss one dose, taken it immediately when you remember.
All drug cause some minor as well as major side effects and Levo-carnitine is no exception. Some minor side effects that you may experience because of Levo-carnitine are cramp in the stomach and abdomen, nausea, headache and diarrhea. Major side effects that may occur are development of hypertension, fever, seizures and irregular heartbeat.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?Complete td tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Complete td tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Complete td tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?Hyperkalemia may occur in patients with hepatic or renal impairment
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Levo-carnitine as ingredient
Levo-carnitine is basically a supplement used for treating low level of carnitine in the blood. Carnitine is required by the body for energy and keeping the body in good health. People with kidney dialysis may have inadequate carnitine in the blood which might result liver, heart and muscle problems.
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