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Levocarnitine (Levocarnitine) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Various mild gastrointestinal complaints have been reported during the long-term administration of oral L- or D,L-carnitine; these include transient nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Mild myasthenia has been described only in uremic patients receiving D,L-carnitine. Gastrointestinal adverse reactions with Levocarnitine Oral Solution USP dissolved in liquids might be avoided by a slow consumption of the solution or by a greater dilution. Decreasing the dosage often diminishes or eliminates drug-related patient body odor or gastrointestinal symptoms when present. Tolerance should be monitored very closely during the first week of administration, and after any dosage increases.

Seizures have been reported to occur in patients with or without pre-existing seizure activity receiving either oral or intravenous levocarnitine. In patients with pre-existing seizure activity, an increase in seizure frequency and/or severity has been reported.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED LEVOCARNITINE SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Levocarnitine. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Levocarnitine side effects / adverse reactions in 42 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-03-28

Patient: 42 year old female

Reactions: Jaundice, Abdominal Pain, Cholestasis, Biliary Tract Disorder, Inflammation

Suspect drug(s):
Levocarnitine



Possible Levocarnitine side effects / adverse reactions in 47 year old female

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2012-04-06

Patient: 47 year old female

Reactions: Hypophosphataemia, Hypocalcaemia, Toxicity TO Various Agents

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Levocarnitine
    Dosage: 990 mg, 2x/day

Valproic Acid
    Dosage: 500 mg, 2x/day

Other drugs received by patient: Calcium Acetate; Cinacalcet



Possible Levocarnitine side effects / adverse reactions in 44 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-05-10

Patient: 44 year old female

Reactions: Vitamin D Deficiency, Hypophosphataemia, Encephalopathy, Hypocalcaemia, Toxicity TO Various Agents, Asthenia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Calcium Acetate
    Dosage: 2001 mg (667 mg,3 in 1 d)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Divalproex Sodium
    Dosage: (2500 mg,1 d)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Levocarnitine
    Dosage: 1980 mg (990 mg,2 in 1 d)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Other drugs received by patient: Cinacalcet Hydrochloride



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2014-12-30

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