L-Cartin FF tablets 250 mg for carnitine deficiency (levocarnitine, L-Carnitine)
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General information on Japanese L-Cartin FF tablets 250 mg for carnitine deficiency (levocarnitine, L-Carnitine)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: levocarnitine (chemical formula C7H15NO3)
Medical effect: L-Cartin FF tablets are effective for the treatment of carnitine deficiency.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with renal disorder.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration
For adults: take 1.5-3 g (1500-3000 mg) of the active ingredient daily, dividing this amount into 3 doses.
For children: take 25 to 100 mg of the active ingredient per kilogram of the body weight daily, dividing this amount into 3 doses.
The doctor in charge may adjust the dosage according to patient’s age, weight and condition.
Please note that this medicine contains 250 mg of active ingredient in one tablet.
How effective are L-Cartin FF tablets 250 mg from Japan for carnitine deficiency (levocarnitine, L-Carnitine)?
L-Cartin FF tablets contain levocarnitine, an enantiomer of carnitine, an essential compound in metabolism of most mammals. Levocarnitine is an amino acid derivative, it works by transporting long-chain fatty acid into mitochondria. After oxidation in mitochondria, fatty acids are utilized as an energy substrate in all tissues except the brain cells.
Who should use L-Cartin FF tablets 250 mg from Japan?
Carnitine is a water-soluble vitamin, a nutraceutical and a nootropic agent. Its deficiency causes the following symptoms:
- Muscled weakness,
- Slow movements,
- Infertility in male patients,
- Loss of appetite in children,
- Low blood sugar in patients with affected liver,
- Shortness of breath in patients with affected heart.
The deficiency of carnitine may be caused by various reasons, including genetic disorder, malnutrition, kidney or liver disfunction, taking some medicines like antibiotics or valproate etc. If a patient is diagnosed a carnitine deficiency after the blood and urine tests, they should take an adequate amount of the levocarnitine for improving the symptoms. Studies also showed the effectiveness in additional taking of levocarnitine in patients with type 2 diabetes (J. Bene, K. Hadzsiev, B. Melegh. “Role of carnitine and its derivatives in the development and management of type 2 diabetes”. Nutrition & Diabetes. 2018; 8: 8). However, in this case the dosage and the frequency should be prescribed by the doctor in charge.