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Brand name: Acetyl-L-Carnitine (Bioceuticals) TM

Active ingredients: levocarnitine

What it is used for

[1a] Acetyl-L-Carnitine assists the delivery/transport of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) into the cellular mitochondria, where they are used/oxidised for the synthesis of energy. [1b] Acetyl-L-Carnitine is required for normal healthy lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. [1c] Acetyl-L-Carnitine is involved in healthy cellular energy production. [2] Acetyl-L-Carnitine may provide nutritional support for healthy cell membrane integrity. [3] Acetyl-L-Carnitine acts as an antioxidant in the cell membrane. [4] Acetyl-L-Carnitine is concentrated in tissues that use fatty acids as their primary source of fuel, such as skeletal and cardiac muscle. [5] Acetyl-L-Carnitine plays a role in normal healthy sperm motility. [6] Acetyl-L-Carnitine supports a healthy central nervous system. [7] Acetyl-L-Carnitine supports the maintenance of healthy brain function. [8] Acetyl-L-Carnitine supports healthy aging.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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