Levocarnitine is used to stop and care for a lack of carnitine. It is applied to put off this condition in patients with kidney disease on dialysis. It is prearranged for people whose bodies cannot properly employ carnitine from their diet. Lack of carnitine can direct to liver, heart, and muscle problems. Your doctor may treat a lack of carnitine by prescribing levocarnitine for you. Carnitine comes in two forms. Levocarnitine (L-carnitine) should not be perplexed with the D, L-carnitine form (labeled as “vitamin B T”’). Only the L-form of carnitine is utilized by the body to care for carnitine deficiency. The D, L-form doesn’t help the body use fat and can actually hinder and cause a need for levocarnitine.
Levocarnitine Injection USP products have been specially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for medical usage and are obtainable only with your doctor’s instruction.
This product is obtainable in the following dose forms:
The dose of this medicine will be diverse for dissimilar patients. Follow your doctor’s orders on the label. The following info includes only the standard doses of this medicine. If your dose is diverse, do not alter it if your doctor tells you to do so. The sum of medicine that you take depends on the power of the medicine. Take levocarnitine with or only after the meals.
For oral dosage form (tablets):
To stop or care for carnitine deficiency:
Adults and teenagers— 990 milligrams taken 2/3 times a day with meals.
Children- The dosage is based on body weight and must be strong-minded by your doctor. The usual dosage at first is 50 mg per kg (22.7 mg per pound) of body weight a day, alienated into lesser amounts with meals. Your doctor might change the dose if required.
For injection dosage form:
To treat carnitine lack:
Adults and children—the dosage is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 50 mg per kg (22.7 mg per pound) of body weight a day injected into a vein. Your doctor may vary the dose if required.
To prevent and care for carnitine deficiency in kidney disease patients on hemodialysis:
Adults and children—10 to 20 mg per kg of body weight a day, after dialysis. The dosage might be decreased based on lab test results, after 3 to 4 weeks of therapy.