L-Cartin FF tablets 250 mg for carnitine deficiency (levocarnitine, L-Carnitine)
What are L-Cartin FF tablets 250 mg for carnitine deficiency (levocarnitine, L-Carnitine)?
Carnitine is a water-soluble vitamin, essential compound in metabolism of most mammals. However, multiple reasons can cause its deficiency in the human body, including genetic disorder, malnutrition, kidney or liver disfunction, taking some medicines like antibiotics etc. The following symptoms usually appear in case of carnitine deficiency:
- Muscle weakness,
- Slow movements,
- Infertility in male patients,
- Loss of appetite in children,
- Low blood sugar in patients,
- Shortness of breath.
When the blood and urine tests have confirmed the diagnosis of carnitine deficiency, patient needs an adequate supplementation. L-Cartin FF tablets contain levocarnitine, an enantiomer of carnitine. It works by transporting long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria and utilizing fatty acids as an energy substrate. L-Cartin FF tablets help to improve the symptoms of carnitine deficiency effectively, rapidly and safely.
Active principles: levocarnitine
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Indications: treatment of carnitine deficiency
How to take
For adults: take 1500-3000 mg of the active principle (6-12 tablets) a day, dividing this amount into 3 doses.
For children: take 25 to 100 mg of the active iprinciple per kilogram of the body weight a day, dividing this amount into 3 doses.
Your doctor may adjust the dosage according to your age, weight and symptoms. Please note that this medicine contains 250 mg of active principle in one tablet.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with renal disorder.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.