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Levocarnitine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Levocarnitine is also known as: Carnitor, Carnitor SF, L-Carnitine

Levocarnitine Pregnancy Warnings

Levocarnitine has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity or teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Levocarnitine is only recommended for use during pregnancy if benefit outweighs risk.

Levocarnitine Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of levocarnitine into human milk. Levocarnitine concentration in milk is increased in dairy cows after exogenous administration. The risks to the infant from excess carnitine intake should be weighed against the benefits of levocarnitine supplementation to the mother.

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