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Carnitine

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

Scheme

Rec.INN

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000461-06-3

Chemical Formula

C7-H15-N-O3

Molecular Weight

161

Therapeutic Categories

Dietary supplement

Treatment of carnitine deficiency

Chemical Names

(3-Carboxy-2-hydroxypropyl)trimetylammonium hydroxide inner salt (WHO)

3-Hydroxy-4-trimetylammoniobutyrate

Foreign Names

  • Carnitinum (Latin)
  • Carnitin (German)
  • Carnitine (French)
  • Carnitina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Carnitina (OS: DCIT)
  • Carnitine (OS: DCF)
  • ST-198 (IS)
  • Vitamin BT (IS)
  • Carnitine Chloride (OS: JAN)
  • (+-)-Carnitine hydrochloride (IS)
  • Bicarnesine (IS)
  • Monocamin (IS)

Brand Names

Glossary

TermDefinition
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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