Treating low levels of levocarnitine in the body and treating patients with metabolism problems that may cause low levels of levocarnitine. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Carnitor is an amino acid derivative. It works by replacing levocarnitine in the body when your body does not produce enough.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Carnitor . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Carnitor . However, no specific interactions with Carnitor are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Carnitor may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Carnitor as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Carnitor .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Bad taste in mouth; diarrhea; mild muscle weakness; nausea; stomach cramps; unpleasant body odor; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); seizures.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include severe diarrhea.Proper storage of Carnitor :
Store Carnitor at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Carnitor out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Carnitor . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.