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Levocarnitine

Also known as Carnitor

Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine. In living cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids from the cytosol into the mitochondria during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy. It is widely available as a nutritional supplement. Carnitine was originally found as a growth factor for mealworms and labeled vitamin BT, although carnitine is not a proper vitamin. Carnitine exists in two stereoisomers: Its biologically active form is L-carnitine, whereas its enantiomer, D-carnitine, is biologically inactive.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $85.89 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed levocarnitine to treat seizures, epilepsy, marijuana abuse, and breast cancer.

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