L-carnitine Dosage For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

...health care providers use drugs developed to treat seizures, such as gabapentin (Neurontin) or phenytoin (Dilantin). Antidepressants such as amitriptyline may also help. L-acetyl-carnitine (also called acetyl-l-carnitine or acetyl carnitine) has shown initial good results. Treatments depend on how serious the symptoms of PN are. Mild symptoms: Ibuprofen can be used. Moderate symptoms: Amitriptyline or nortriptyline can be used. These...
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reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Dear Dr. Henry:I am writing to ask you to share an idea for patients with neuropathy. I have taken all the "d-drugs" the past several years, and developed neuropathy (rather early on) which ranged from annoying to mildly painful (luckily never...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Scott,that is very interesting. For some time now I have recommended that patients use L-carnitine to help prevent D drug neuropathy along with Ca, Mg, Vit B1, B2, and even co-enzyme Q. I usually have used a dose of 500mg /day Read more »

Selenium-Brazil Nut

Doc,the question is this,how many nut can we consume a day to avoid causing toxis situations to the body,I read that two(2) brazil nut(with shell) is ok to produce 200mcg the body needed daily,one is 100mcg,we dont have such in europe cos of EU...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...The dose recommended for diabetic neuropathy is 100 mg 3 times per day; the dosage for HIV is unknown.Carnitine (also known as L-carnitine) is a natural substance found in foods and made by the body. It works with the mitochondria to process fats... Read more »


Hello! I would like to know what benefits would be gained by an HIV positive person by taking Carnitor? What would be the ideal daily dosage and schedule. My primary HIV specialist dismisses anything alternative. Even though, Carnitor has a...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...Carnitine, specifically acetyl-L-carnitine, has been used primarily to prevent and treat mitochondrial toxicity. Mitochondrial toxicity is one of the class warnings for Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN including alpha-lipoic acid(thiotic acid), acetyl-carnitine, and evening primrose oil containing gammalinolenic acid. Caution should be taken when considering these... Read more »
The Body

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

... For More Information: Visit our vitamin D index page. Carnitine What It Does: Carnitine (also called acetyl-L-carnitine or L-carnitine) shuttles fat droplets into the mitochondria, which are the energy factories within your cells.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Muscle Aches and Pains

...section). Luckily, research done in Italy and at the National Institutes of Health has shown that doses of the amino acid L-carnitine (3,000 mg daily) may do so. In the small studies done, the carnitine usually reversed the myopathy and left... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...the study has showed good results of reducing pain among the volunteers. Supplements An amino acid supplement, called L-acetyl carnitine (LAC), has been studied for treating and preventing PN. In 2004, a small British study showed some evidence... Read more »
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