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

In the US, Levocarnitine (levocarnitine systemic) is a member of the drug class nutraceutical products and is used to treat Carnitine Deficiency and Peripheral Neuropathy.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Treatment of metabolic disease

Chemical Names

(-)-β-hydroxy-gamma-trimetylaminobutyric acid

(3R)-3-Hydroxy-4-(trimetylammonio)butanoate (Ph. Eur.)

(L-3-carboxy-2-hydroxypropyl)trimetylamonium hydroxide, inner salt (WHO)

(R)-3-Carboxy-2-hydroxy-N,N,N-trimetyl-1-propanaminium, inner salt (USP)

(R)-3-Hydroxy-4-trimetylammoniobutyrate (BAN)

1-Propanaminium, 3-carboxy-2-hydroxy-N,N,N-trimetyl-, hydroxide, inner salt, (R)- (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Levocarnitinum (Latin)
  • Levocarnitin (German)
  • Lévocarnitine (French)
  • Levocarnitina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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