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Injection
Published: 3/2013

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
L-CARTIN FF Injection 1000mg
 Active ingredient:
Levocarnitine
 Dosage form:
colorless to slightly yellow, clear injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine activates mitochondrial function by improving a carnitine deficient state, and improves the symptoms such as convulsive attack and hypotonia.
It is usually used for the treatment of carnitine deficiency.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have renal disorder.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, this medicine is administered by slow intravenous injection or by intravenous drip infusion, at intervals of 3 to 6 hours. For carnitine deficiency that may occur during hemodialysis, the medicine is generally administered by injection into the venous side of the hemodialysis circuit at the end of dialysis.
  • The injection interval will depend on the type of concomitant medicines that you are taking and your condition. Consult with your doctor regarding the specific dosing schedule.
  • You may need to take this medicine for a long period of time depending on your symptoms and response.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include loss of appetite, diarrhea, loose stools, enlarged feeling of abdomen , facial edema, hematuria, and anemia. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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