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Side effect(s) of Levocarnitine

Read the side effects of Levocarnitine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

GI Tract - Diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, constipation

Central nervous system - Headache, dizziness, paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), taste perversion, seizures

Cardio vascular system - Fluctuations in blood pressure, palpitations, atrial fibrillation and abnormal ECG

Musculoskeletal - Rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle)

Metabolic - Hypertriglyceridemia associated with high doses in dialysis patients, hypercalcemia (high blood calcium levels), hypervolemia

Respiratory - Increase in cough frequency, pharyngitis and breathlessness

Allergic reaction: Rashes, itching. A serious allergic reaction may rarely occur

Others - Depression, fishy body odor, fever



Other Precautions : • Avoid excess dose.

Drug Name : Levocarnitine

Levocarnitine generic Levocarnitine is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of carnitine deficiency in: • Primary carnitine deficiency, where the cause of the deficiency is not known • Secondary carnitine deficiency, due to inborn errors of metabolism like medium chain fatty acylCoA dehydrogenase deficiency. Other patients who may also suffer from carnitine deficiency and may benefit from levocarnitine treatment include: • Patients on dialysis with kidney diseaseThe oral form should not be used in these patients. • Individuals who take certain medicines such as zidovudine and valproic acid. Levocarnitine is a naturally occurring substance that plays a role in the breakdown of long-chain fatty acids. This process provides energy to the body and also helps to get rid of the excess fats which could be harmful.
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