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Medication Description: Carnitine Chloride (Carnitini chloridum)

CARNITINE CHLORIDE (Carnitini chloridum).

D, LN- (1- Carboxy-2-hydroxypropyl) -trimethylammonium chloride, or chloride D, L-4-trimethylamino-3-hydroxy-butyric acid.

Carnitine is a nutrient; first isolated from extracts of muscle tissue. On the biogenic nature is similar to carnosine, which is involved in the biochemical processes of muscle tissue.

For medical purposes, receive erythrocyte chloride by synthetic means.

White crystalline powder; odorless. Easily soluble in water, a little alcohol.

Synonyms: Biomux, Carnicor, Carnigot, Carnitine, Dolotine, Novain, etc.

Carnitine chloride is used as a drug due to its anabolic effect; It causes an improvement in appetite, an acceleration of growth and an increase in body weight. Conditionally referred to as growth vitamin (vitamin B t). Also contributes to the normalization of the main metabolism in hyperthyroidism.

Carnitine chloride is used in anorexia, malnutrition, growth retardation in children. Adults are prescribed as an anabolic agent for anorexia on the basis of nervous and physical exhaustion, after suffering illnesses, operations, and chronic ischemic heart disease.

The drug can be used in the treatment of diseases for which the use of anabolic (non-steroidal) drugs is indicated.

There is evidence of the effectiveness of carnitine chloride in focal scleroderma.

Assign inside adults for 0.5 - 2, 0 g (1/2 - 2 teaspoons of a 20% solution) 2 times a day (for 1 - 3 months); children up to 1 year old - at 0.03 0.075 g (4 - 10 drops of a 20% solution) 3 times a day, at the age of 1 year to 6 years - 0.1 g (14 drops of a 20% solution), from 6 to 12 years - 0.2 0.3 g (28 - 42 drops) 2 - 3 times a day. The course of treatment is 1 month. The finished 20% solution of carnitine chloride can be diluted in 5% glucose solution or added to juices, compote, jelly.

The drug is usually well tolerated. At high doses, pain in the epigastric region; in this case, reduce the dose.

Forms of release: 20% solution (Solutio Сarnitini chloridi 20%) in bottles of 100 ml.

Storage: protected from light at room temperature.