Levocarnitine

  • Generic Brand Available - Medcarnit
  • API - Levocarnitine
  • Packaging - Single Dose Ampoule
  • Strength - 1gm/5mL & 500mg/2.5mL

What is Levocarnitine, and what it is used for:

The drug levocarnitine is used for acute and chronic treatment of patients with an inborn error of metabolism which results in secondary carnitine deficiency. It is also used for the prevention and treatment of carnitine deficiency in patients with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis.

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Dosage

Levocarnitine is available in two forms: Injection and Tablets. The recommended dosage of levocarnitine injection is administered intravenously. Although, the levocarnitine tablets are for oral administration.

  • Metabolic Disorders: The recommended dose is 50 mg per kg administered as a slow 2-3 minute bolus injection or by infusion. Often a loading dose is administered in patients with severe metabolic crisis, after an equivalent dose over the following 24 hours. It should be given q3h or q4h, and never less than q6h either by infusion or by intravenous injection. All the subsequent daily doses are prescribed to be in the range of 50 mg/kg or as therapy may require. The highest dose given has been 300 mg/kg.
  • End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Hemodialysis: The standard starting dose is 10 to 20 mg/kg dry body weight as a slow 2-3 minute bolus injection into the venous return line following each dialysis session. Initiation of therapy may be prompted by trough (pre-dialysis) plasma levocarnitine concentrations that are below normal (40 to 50 µmol/L).

Levocarnitine Tablets: The recommended oral dosage of levocarnitine tablets for adult patients is 990 mg 2 or 3 times daily using the 330 mg tablets, on behalf of clinical response.
Infants and children: The recommended oral dosage for infants and children is between 50 and 100 mg/kg daily in splited doses, with a maximum of 3 g/day. Dosage should start at 50 mg/kg daily. The exact dosage will depend on clinical response.

Side effects

The most commonly reported levocarnitine side effects include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain or weakness, headache, swelling of hands, lower legs, or feet, tingling skin, body odor, and upset stomach.

Warnings And Precautions
  • Patients receiving treatment with levocarnitine injection 1gm/5ml should be monitored for a reoccurrence of signs and symptoms of a severe hypersensitivity reaction.
  • In case a severe hypersensitivity reaction occurs, discontinue levocarnitine uses and initiate apt medical treatment.
  • The INR levels should be assessed in patients on warfarin therapy following the initiation of levocarnitine 500mg therapy or after dose adjustments.
  • Reproductive studies have been done in rats and rabbits who have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to levocarnitine. There are, although, no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women.
  • The levocarnitine is a normal component of human milk. Administration of levocarnitine supplementation in nursing patient populations has not been evaluated.
How Supplied/Storage and Handling

Store levocarnitine injection 1gm/5ml vials at controlled room temperature (25°C). Discard unused portion of an opened vial, as the formulation does not contain a preservative.

Commonly asked questions:

Levocarnitine specifically is a naturally occurring substance, intended to treat carnitine deficiency.

The levocarnitine injection is supplied in 1g/5 mL and 500mg/2.5mL single dose vials packaged 5 vials per carton dosage strength. 

Levocarnitine comes as an injection for intravenous administration. 

Levocarnitine specifically is a type of medicine called a dietary supplement. 

You can buy levocarnitine injection or tablets from any authorized whole-seller after getting a prescription from a qualified doctor. It is always better to check the credential of the whole-seller/supplier/exporter before buying the product.

The buyer should check the existing law in their home country before importing the product.

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