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CARNITOR
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Drug Name:

CARNITOR Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Levocarnitine 330mg; tabs.

Company:
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for CARNITOR:

Primary systemic or secondary carnitine deficiency.

Adult:

990mg 2–3 times daily.

Children:

Give in divided doses. Initially 50mg/kg per day; range 50–100mg/kg (max 3g) per day.

Warnings/Precautions:

Obtain baseline carnitine level; monitor blood chemistry, carnitine levels, vital signs, clinical condition. Seizure disorders. Renal insufficiency (oral forms). Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Concomitant warfarin: monitor INR.

See Also:

CARNITOR ORAL SOLUTION

CARNITOR SF

CARNITOR INJECTION

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/pain, body odor, seizures; inj: hypercalcemia, local reactions.

How Supplied:

Tabs—90; Oral soln—4oz; Inj amps or vials (single-dose 5mL)—5

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