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- What other names is L-carnitine known by?
- What is L-carnitine?
- How does L-carnitine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for L-carnitine.
L-carnitine seems to be safe when used appropriately, short-term in children.
L-carnitine seems safe for most breast-feeding women when taken in the amounts recommended. The effects of large doses taken by a breast-feeding mother are unknown.
Do not take L-carnitine if:
- You are pregnant.
- You have seizures or a history of seizures.
- You have thyroid problems.
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