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Dr. Ira Katz
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

Levocarnitine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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My doctor just prescribed levocarnitine. Any serious side effects?

My doctor just prescribed levocarnitine. Any serious side effects?

Mostly gastro: Hardly any in individuals who have documented carnitine deficiency, however some may experience stomach upsets or loose stool. Seizures are rare events and should alway prompt a full neurological/genetic workup as some rare metabolic conditions can be exacerbated with carnitine replacement even if they are deficient. ...Read more

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My doctor just prescribed levocarnitine, liothyronine, and had me buy three vitamins otc. Side effects?

My doctor just prescribed levocarnitine, liothyronine, and had me buy three vitamins otc. Side effects?

Please ask your doc: Your doctor should already know the side effects of liothyronine, like hyperthyroidism which can cause both short term and long-term consequences. T3 measurements are not useful in terms of assessing underactivity of the thyroid, particularly as a total T3 independent of TSH and ft4. Don't know why the other supplements either - you need to discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter takes levocarnitine for her genetic disorder, ga-1. Is there anything I can do about the fishy odor she has as a side effect?

My daughter takes levocarnitine for her genetic disorder, ga-1. Is there anything I can do about the fishy odor she has as a side effect?

Maybe Chlorophyll?: You probably see your metabolic team pretty regularly - your biochemical geneticist, genetic counselor, and metabolic dietician. They see this all the time and may have some hints. For some children on l-carnitine, a supplement of chlorophyll helps with the odor. Before you try anything, though, make sure your metabolic team is aware and gives their approval. ...Read more

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Describe effects of levocarnitine?

Describe effects of levocarnitine?

Levocarnitine: Levocarnitine is used to prevent and treat a lack of carnitine. It is used to prevent and treat this condition in patients with kidney disease on dialysis. It is given to people whose body cannot properly use carnitine from their diet. Lack of carnitine can lead to liver, heart, and muscle problems. ...Read more

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What exactly is levocarnitine?

What exactly is levocarnitine?

L0 Carnitine: Carnitine is required to transport fatty acids into mitochrondria when fats are metabolized. The active form is levo-carnitine. I check carnitine levels on patients who present with symptoms of atypical depression. ...Read more

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Finasteride and levocarnitine - any issue if taken together ?

Finasteride and levocarnitine - any issue if taken together ?

No drug Interaction: Finasteride and levocarnitine can be taken together. Side effect for Finasteride is related to sexual function but its generally mild and transient. Side effects for levocarnitine are mostly gastrointestinal issues may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. See your doctor regularly for continuous care and report any unusual weakness, swelling, fever/lightheaded. ...Read more

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Incase of coccydinea due to falling my doctor suggested me evion400 tablet that has vitamin E and levocarnitine .How it acts in coccydinea? I am 93kg.

Incase of coccydinea due to falling my doctor suggested me evion400 tablet that has vitamin E and levocarnitine .How it acts in coccydinea? I am 93kg.

Coccydynia: Rest, avoiding re-injury to the affected area, antiinflammation and pain medications can relieve symptoms. Some patients with persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection. I am unaware of any beneficial effect of evion for this condition. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Carnitor (Definition)

Carnitor is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more