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CARNITOR INJECTION
Inborn errors of metabolism
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Drug Name:

CARNITOR INJECTION Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Levocarnitine 1g/5mL; soln for IV bolus inj or infusion; preservative-free.

Company:
Leadiant Biosciences, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for CARNITOR INJECTION:

Secondary carnitine deficiency. Carnitine deficiency in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing dialysis.

Adults and Children:

Secondary carnitine deficiency: 50mg/kg as slow (2–3mins) IV bolus inj or infusion; usual max 300mg/kg. May give loading dose in severe metabolic crisis: see full labeling. ESRD: initially 10–20mg/kg dry body weight as slow (2–3mins) IV bolus inj into venous return line after each dialysis session; adjust dose based on trough levocarnitine levels.

Warnings/Precautions:

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

See Also:

CARNITOR

CARNITOR ORAL SOLUTION

CARNITOR SF

Interactions:

Monitor INR with warfarin.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/pain, body odor, seizures; hypersensitivity reactions (discontinue if occur). Inj: also inj site reactions.

How Supplied:

Tabs—90; Oral soln—118mL; Single-dose vials (5mL)—5

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