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Published: 11/2014

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 Tablets 250 mg
 Active ingredient:
Levocarnitine
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 11.2 mm, thickness: 5.2 mm
 Print on wrapping:
Front: OG60, エルカルチンFF錠250mg, Otsuka; Back: L-Cartin FF tab 250mg, エルカルチンFF錠250mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine activates mitochondrial function by improving carnitine deficiency and improves symptoms such as convulsive attack and hypotonia.
It is usually used to improve 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 a 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))
  • For adults: In general, take 1.5 to 3 g of the active ingredient daily in 3 divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to your condition.
    For children: In general, take 25 to 100 mg of the active ingredient per kilogram of the body weight daily in 3 divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to your condition.
    This medicine contains 250 mg of the active ingredient in each tablet. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor and pharmacist.
  • If you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include loss of appetite, diarrhea, loose stool, 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

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • As this medicine is highly hygroscopic, the tablets should not be removed from the package sheet until immediately before use.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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