- 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.
- Treating and preventing L-carnitine deficiency.
- Increasing red blood cell count in people with serious kidney disease.
Possibly Effective for...
- Improving low birth weight.
- Preventing side effects caused by valproic acid (Depacon, Depakene, Depakote, VPA), a seizure medication.
- Improving symptoms and complications of heart disease and heart failure (chest pain, heart attack, and others).
- Symptoms of high thyroid hormone levels.
- Treating male infertility caused by inflammation of some reproductive organs and tissues (prostate, seminal vesicles, and epididymis).
Likely Ineffective for...
- Improving athletic ability.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Eating disorders, fatigue, diabetes, high cholesterol, blood disorders, circulatory problems in the legs, leg ulcers, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Lyme disease, autism, Rett syndrome, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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