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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Levocarnitine (Overview)

Levocarnitine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
70 doctors shared insights

Levocarnitine (Overview)

Levocarnitine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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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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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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How effective are chromium picolinate and l-carnitine for weight loss?

How effective are chromium picolinate and l-carnitine for weight loss?

Maybe: These two supplements can help the process if you are also on a calorie restriction, exercising and drinking water. Just to take supplements and eat whatever you want, nothing works. ...Read more

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Is l-carnitine safe for a 15 year old?

Probably: It's a normal component of many foods, especially meat, and it may help with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and some other health problems. It's no cure-all and you should work with your physician on this. ...Read more

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Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and i'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Are these dangerous if i take them together?

Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and i'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Are these dangerous if i take them together?

Sounds OK: An interaction between these sounds unlikely. I would feel pretty safe taking these although I am not sure waht complex is -- sounds like a multivitamin? They should not be taken in excessive amounts. ...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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Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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