CARNISURE 500mg Tablet 10's
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What is Levocarnitine used for?
Levocarnitine is used in the treatment of carnitine deficiency in patients with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis.
Levocarnitine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Levocarnitine work?
Levocarnitine is an amino acid derivative, which is produced naturally in the body. It plays a significant role in the breakdown of fat to produce energy. Thus, it helps to carry out essential biological processes.
How to use Levocarnitine?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.
Levocarnitine injection is administered only under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Do not self-medicate.
For syrup dosage form, measure the prescribed amount of Levocarnitine liquid before taking each dose. Shake well before use.
Swallow the Levocarnitine tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take Levocarnitine with or without food.
If you miss a dose of Levocarnitine, consult your doctor immediately.
What are the drugs that interact with Levocarnitine?
Warfarin is the only drug that interferes with Levocarnitine. Consult your doctor for other potential drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Levocarnitine?
The following are the most common side effects of Levocarnitine:
- Muscle pain
- Tingling sensation
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Muscle weakness
- Increased blood calcium levels
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using Levocarnitine?
- Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Levocarnitine
- Avoid consumption of alcohol while using Levocarnitine
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Levocarnitine causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Keep the medicine away from children.
- Inform the doctor if you have to undergo a surgery, including dental surgery.
What should you tell your doctor before using Levocarnitine?
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Levocarnitine.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing depression, liver or heart diseases.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions about Levocarnitine
- Do I need to undergo any laboratory tests while using Levocarnitine?
- Can I take Citalopram while using Levocarnitine?
- What are the overdose symptoms of Levocarnitine?
- Is it safe to use Levocarnitine with a family history of seizures?
Yes, your blood glucose levels should be monitored while using Levocarnitine. However, please consult your doctor.
No, do not take anti-depressants such as Citalopram while using Levocarnitine, as it may cause drug interactions. However, please consult your doctor.
The overdose symptoms of Levocarnitine include muscle cramps, allergic reactions, seizures, chills and fever. Please consult the doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.
No, it is not advisable to use Levocarnitine while having a history of seizures. Please inform your doctor about your medical history.
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