Levocarnitine is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to levocarnitine, carnitine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- kidney disease;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- if you are allergic to Levocarnitine;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have kidney disease;
- if you have seizures;
Without a Prescription
An over-the-counter product called vitamin Bt contains a mixture of levocarnitine and D-carnitine.
Do not use levocarnitine to treat serious carnitine deficiency unless prescribed by your doctor.
Levocarnitine comes in 2 forms, this medication (levocarnitine) and D-carnitine.
Levocarnitine helps the body use certain chemicals (long-chain fatty acids) for energy and to keep you in good health.
Levocarnitine is a diet supplement.
Levocarnitine is a prescription nutritional supplement.
Levocarnitine is a substance made in the body from meat and dairy products.
Levocarnitine is prescribed to prevent and treat low blood levels of carnitine.
Levocarnitine is prescribed to treat people who do not have enough carnitine in their body.
Levocarnitine levels that are too low can cause liver, heart, and muscle problems.
Low blood levels of carnitine may occur in people whose bodies cannot properly use carnitine from their diets, people on dialysis due to serious kidney disease, and people being treated with certain drugs (valproic acid, zidovudine).
The form of levocarnitine taken by mouth is not recommended for treating people on dialysis due to serious kidney disease.
Vitamin Bt should not be used to treat serious carnitine deficiency since it can interfere with the body's use of levocarnitine.
Do not take Levocarnitine with any of the following drugs:
Levocarnitine side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Body odor ("fishy" smell);
- body odor;
- fast, irregular heartbeat;
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls;
- high blood pressure;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Muscle pain/weakness;
- nausea, vomiting;
- pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet;
- Severe dizziness;
- stomach cramps;
- Swelling of hands/lower legs/feet;
- swelling or fluid retention;
- Tingling skin;
- Trouble breathing;
- unusually weak or tired;
- Upset stomach;