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|Brand Name||Manufacturer/Marketer||Composition||Dosage Form||Pack Size & Price|
|CARNITAB||Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Levocarnitine USP 330mg||Tablet||30's: 150.60 MRP|
|LEVOCAR 330||Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Levocarnitine 330mg||Tablet||5x6's: 150.90 MRP|
|LEVOCAR SOLN||Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Levocarnitine 500mg/5 ml||Solution||100 ml: 100.68 MRP|
|Ocarnix||Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited||Levocarnitine USP 330mg||Tablet||4x5's :MRP 100 Tk|
|Ocarnix Solution||Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited||Levocarnitine USP 500mg/5ml||Solution||100ml :MRP 100 Tk|
Why is this medication prescribed?
Levocarnitine is an amino acid derivative.Â Levocarnitine is used to treat l-carnitine deficiency when dietary intake is inadequate. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor for more information.
Your health care provider (e.g. doctor) may measure the effectiveness and side effects of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. It is important to keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. The length of treatment depends on how your symptoms respond to the medication.
Before administering levocarnitine,
- tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs.
- tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, including vitamins.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease or diabetes.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking levocarnitine, call your doctor.
Administering your medication
Before you administer levocarnitine injection, look at the solution closely. It should be clear and free of floating material. Gently squeeze the bag or observe the solution container to make sure there are no leaks. Do not use the solution if it is discolored, if it contains particles, or if the bag or container leaks. Use a new solution, but show the damaged one to your health care provider.
It is important that you use your medication exactly as directed. Do not stop your therapy on your own for any reason. Do not change your dosing schedule without talking to your health care provider. Your health care provider may tell you to stop your infusion if you have a mechanical problem (such as a blockage in the tubing, needle, or catheter); if you have to stop an infusion, call your health care provider immediately so your therapy can continue.
Levocarnitine may cause side effects. Tell your health care provider if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- drug-related body odor
Storing your medication
Your health care provider will probably give you a several-day supply of levocarnitine at a time. You will be told to store it in the refrigerator.
Take your next dose from the refrigerator 1 hour before using it; place it in a clean, dry area to allow it to warm to room temperature.
Store your medication only as directed. Make sure you understand what you need to store your medication properly.
Keep your supplies in a clean, dry place when you are not using them, and keep all medications and supplies out of reach of children. Your health care provider will tell you how to throw away used needles, syringes, tubing, and containers to avoid accidental injury.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose,Â consult your doctor. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, consult local medical emergency services.
Signs of infection
If you are receiving levocarnitine injection in your vein or under your skin, you need to know the symptoms of a catheter-related infection (an infection where the needle enters your vein or skin). If you experience any of these effects near your intravenous catheter, tell your health care provider as soon as possible:
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to this medicine.
Do not let anyone else use your medication. If you still have symptoms and need further treatment, consult your doctor.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Ref:Â Â U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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