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Levocarnitine is a generic name for: [LE-voeKAR-niteen].
Trade names: L-Carnitine, L-Carnitor, L-Carnitine Plus,
Dosage forms: oral capsule (250 mg), oral solution (100 mg/mL), oral tablet (330 mg)
Class of drugs: Nutraceuticals

What is Levocarnitine?

The body uses levocarnitine for energy.Levocarnitine can be used to treat deficient carnitine.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for levocarnitine.

Side effects of  Levocarnitine

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy reaction, seek immediate medical attention: Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue

Levocarnitine may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • A seizure (convulsions).

Levocarnitine can cause a number of side effects.

  • Stomach pain;
  • Nausea, vomiting,
  • Diarrhoea.

There may be other side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. Report side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


You should read the entire label and package instructions before taking your medicine. Inform your doctors about your allergies and medical conditions. Tell them what medications you use.

Similar/related drugs

L-Carnitine, Carnitor

Before you take this drug

Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure that levocarnitine will not harm you:

  • Kidney disease or dialysis (if applicable)
  • A history of seizures
  • If you are taking a blood thinner (Warfarin Coumadin Jantoven) and have regular "INR", or prothrombin-time tests,

It is unlikely that levocarnitine will harm an unborn child. Inform your doctor of any pregnancy or plans to get pregnant.Levocarnitine is not known to pass into breastmilk or harm nursing babies. Levocarnitine should never be used while breastfeeding.

How to take Levocarnitine?

Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended on the label. Take this medication only as prescribed. Do not exceed the recommended dosage or take it for longer.Use the provided dosing device, a dose-measuring spoon, or medicine cups. If you do not have a pharmacist, ask one.You can take the liquid medication alone or mix it with soft drinks or food. Slowly sip or chew the liquid mixture.The levocarnitine dose should be evenly distributed every three or four hours. It is best to take this medicine with food or 30 minutes after eating.You may require frequent blood tests if you use levocarnitine.Keep away from heat and moisture. Store at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as possible, take the missed dose.Skip the missed dose if your next dose is near.You should not take more medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For poison assistance, call 1-800-222-1222 or get immediate medical help.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor prescribes any restrictions on foods, drinks, or activities, follow their instructions.

Interaction with other drug

Levocarnitine may also interact with other drugs, such as prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines that you are currently taking and those you plan to start using.




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