Active substance: LEVOCARNITINE

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Carnitor 1 g Chewable Tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
- If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist
- This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours
- If any of the side effects get serious, or you
notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
- In this leaflet Carnitor 1 g Chewable Tablets
are called Carnitor chewable tablets.
In this leaflet:
1. What Carnitor chewable tablets are and
what they are used for
2. Before you take Carnitor chewable tablets
3. How to take Carnitor chewable tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Carnitor chewable tablets
6. Further information
1. What Carnitor chewable tablets are
and what they are used for
Carnitor chewable tablets contain L-carnitine
which is a type of protein. They are used to
treat primary and secondary carnitine
deficiency in adults and children over 12
years of age.
Carnitine deficiency occurs when the body
has a shortage of L-caritinCarnitorTOR
chewable tablets make up for your bodies
lack of L-carnitine and help give your body
more energy.
2. Before you take Carnitor chewable
Do not take Carnitor chewable tablets:
- if you are allergic to L-carnitine or any of
the other ingredients in Carnitor chewable
tablets. These ingredients are listed in
section 6 of this leaflet.
If this applies to you, do not take Carnitor
chewable tablets.
Tell your doctor before taking Carnitor
chewable tablets if:
- you have severe kidney problems or kidney

disease and are having dialysis
- you are diabetic and taking insulin, or any
other drug to treat your diabetes
- you are on a diet to reduce calorie intake
- you have an intolerance to some sugars.
If any of the above apply to you, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines, including
those obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think
you may be pregnant or if you become
pregnant while taking Carnitor chewable
tablets. Your doctor will decide whether or
not you should continue to take your
medicine. If you wish to breastfeed, ask your
doctor for advice.
Driving and using machines
You can drive or use machines whilst taking
Carnitor chewable tablets.
Important information about some of the
ingredients in Carnitor chewable tablets
This product contains sugar. If you have
been told by the doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine.
3. How to take Carnitor chewable tablets
Always take Carnitor chewable tablets
exactly as your doctor has told you.
How many Carnitor chewable tablets
should you take
Your doctor will carefully calculate the number
of chewable tablets you should take and
may change it depending on your response
to treatment. Your doctor may take blood
and urine samples to check the amount of
the drug in your body.
Method of administration
Carnitor chewable tablets are for oral use.
They should be chewed, not swallowed

Codici DE.CA.
DE.CA. codes


(L-carnitine inner salt)

Primary and secondary Carnitine
The usual dose of Carnitor chewable tablets
is 200 mg per kg of your body weight per day.
This should be taken over 2-4 doses. Higher
doses of up to 400 mg per kg of your body
weight per day may be necessary. Your
doctor will tell you exactly how many chewable
tablets to take and when to take them.

- Drug-related body odour. Your doctor may
reduce your dose to help lessen or stop
the odour.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Maintenance therapy for haemodialysis
If significant clinical benefit was gained by
a first course of Carnitor injection, then
ongoing therapy of one Carnitor chewable
tablet per day may be taken. On the day of
dialysis, the chewable tablet should be taken
at the end of the session.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Carnitor chewable tablets after
the expiry date on the carton. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 25°C.
Medicines should not be thrown away in
waste wastewater or household waste.
Return any medicine you no longer need to
your pharmacist.

If you take more Carnitor chewable tablets
than you should
If you take too many Carnitor chewable tablets,
contact your doctor or immediately go to the
nearest hospital casualty department.
If you forget to take Carnitor chewable
Do not take a double dose to make up for
the forgotten dose. Simply continue with the
next dose as planned.
If you stop taking Carnitor chewable
Do not stop taking this medicine without first
talking to your doctor.
If you have any further questions about the
use of this medicine, ask your doctor or
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Carnitor chewable tablets
can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Side effects are:
- Mild stomach upsets such as stomach
cramps and diarrhoea, or you may feel or
be sick for a short time.

6. Further information
What Carnitor chewable tablets contain
-The active substance is L-carnitine inner
salt. Each 1 g chewable tablet contains 1
g of L-carnitine.
-The other ingredients are compressible
sugar (DIPAC), magnesium stearate (E572),
mint flavour and liquorice flavour.
What Carnitor chewable tablets look like
Carnitor chewable tablets are white, round,
pillow shaped chewable tablets,
approximately 2.2 cm wide. They come in
strips containing ten chewable tablets. The
medicine comes in packs of 10, 30, 50 and
100 chewable tablets. Not all pack sizes
may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Sigma-tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite S.p.A,
Viale Shakespeare 47 – 00144, Rome, Italy.
Sigma-tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite
S.p.A., Pomezia, Italy.
This leaflet was last updated January 2009.

industrie farmaceutiche riunite s.p.a.
viale shakespeare, 47 - roma (italy)


5. How to store Carnitor chewable tablets

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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