Instruction for use
L-carnitine is an amino acid related to the b vitamins (l-carnitine also called vitamin BT or B11), which is synthesized in the body. L-carnitine has anabolic, antihypoxia and antithyroid effect and stimulates the regenerative activity of tissues, improves appetite and activates the metabolism of fat. Endogenous l-carnitine is synthesized mainly in the liver. Exogenous l-carnitine has a similar exogenous substance properties. The drug helps to normalize metabolic processes that maintain the activity of coenzyme A. L-carnitine leads to a slow disintegration of protein and carbohydrate compounds through stimulation of fat metabolism.
The drug also helps to increase enzymatic activity of gastric and intestinal juices and stimulates the secretory activity of digestive glands.
In sports l-carnitine reduces the degree of lactic acidosis, reduces fat elements in skeletal muscle and contributes to the normalization of body weight.
Has a strong neurotrophic effect, accelerates regeneration of nerve tissue.
After oral administration l-carnitine is well absorbed in the digestive tract and reaches maximum plasma concentrations within 3 hours. Excreted mainly kidneys as metabolites.
Indications for use
L-carnitine is administered to athletes to increase endurance and efficiency during exercise and more rapid increase in muscle mass.
The drug is prescribed to patients with heart disease (increase of tolerance to physical loads) and elderly patients (to slow aging of the brain, improving concentration and memory).
L-carnitine can be assigned premature babies and children in the period of active growth for the normalization of insufficient body mass and normal development of skeletal muscles.
The drug can be recommended for vegetarians to compensate the deficiency of levocarnitine (l-carnitine), and patients with reduced appetite, and physical exhaustion.
The drug L-carnitine can also be assigned to complex treatment (as supporting tools) in various diseases of liver, pancreas, endocrine and cardiovascular systems.
Method of use
The drug is designed for oral use. Recommended pill to swallow whole, squeezed small amounts of drinking water. Doses of l-carnitine and the duration of intake prescribed by your doctor, given the evidence and the General condition of the patient.
Adults usually appoint 250-500 mg l-carnitine twice or thrice a day.
Athletes are advised to take 500-1500мг l-carnitine once before training.
The drug is recommended to take courses, following the advice of a doctor. Not desirable long-term (more than 6 months) continuous use of l-carnitine.
Syrup for oral administration L-carnitine:
Syrup to take orally, regardless of meals. The syrup is recommended to take in undiluted form, if necessary after taking the syrup washed down with potable water. Doses of l-carnitine and the duration of intake prescribed by your doctor.
Adults usually appoint 5ml syrup L-carnitine 3 times a day.
Athletes are prescribed a syrup at a dose of 15ml (recommended to take medication before exercise).
The drug L-carnitine is recommended to take for 4-6 weeks if necessary, after a few weeks, the course may be repeated.
Children under 1 year of age (including newborns), usually administered syrup at a dose of 8-20 drops.
Children from 1 year to 6 years are usually prescribed a syrup at a dose of 20 to 28 drops.
Children 6 to 12 years, usually prescribed syrup at a dose of 2.5 ml.
Children should take the dose twice or thrice a day for 30 days. If necessary, a few weeks later a course of the drug again.
L-carnitine is generally well tolerated by patients. There have been sporadic cases of dyspepsia, epigastric pain and allergic reactions.
Patients with uremia may develop muscle weakness while taking the drug L-carnitine.
With the development of undesirable effects it is recommended to consult your doctor.
L-carnitine is not prescribed to patients with individual intolerance of the drug components.
It is not recommended to take l-carnitine during pregnancy and lactation.
Reception L-carnitine during pregnancy and lactation undesirable. In the case of pregnancy during therapy with l-carnitine should stop taking the drug.
Anabolic drugs and lipoic acid with the concomitant use of increase the severity of the therapeutic effect of l-carnitine.
Corticosteroids contribute to the accumulation of l-carnitine in the body tissues (excluding the liver).
Reports of overdose of the drug L-carnitine were reported.
Syrup 100ml in dark bottles made of polymeric materials, in carton of 1 vial of polymeric materials.
The pills, packaged in contour packaging 10 pieces in a cardboard box invested 3, 4, 5 or 8 contour cell package.
Capsules in plastic bottles of 60 or 150 pieces.
The drug is L-carnitine good for 1 year after production if stored in rooms with temperature not exceeding 25 degrees Celsius.
After first opening the bottle the syrup can be stored up to 15 days.
100ml syrup L-carnitine contains:
L-carnitine – 10g;
Additional ingredients, including fructose.
1 tablet of the drug L-carnitine contains:
L-carnitine – 100mg;
Ascorbic acid – 30mg;
1 tablet of the drug L-carnitine contains:
L-carnitine – 500 mg;
1 capsule of the drug L-carnitine contains:
L-carnitine – 250 or 500mg;
Drugs of different pharmacological groups
Active substance: Levocarnitine