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CARNITOR® (Levocarnitine) Injection 1 g per 5 mL and 500 mg per 2.5 mL
FOR INTRAVENOUS USE ONLY.

Levocarnitine is a carrier molecule in the transport of long chain fatty acids across the inner mitochondrial membrane. CARNITOR®( Levocarnitine) injection is a sterile aqueous solution containing 1g of levocarnitine per 5 mL ampule and 500 mg of levocarnitine per 2.5 mL ampoule. The pH is adjusted to 6.0 - 6.5 with hydrochloric acid. Chemically, levocarnitine is (R)-3-carboxy-2-hydroxy-N, N, N-trimethyl-I- propanaminium hydroxide, inner salt. It is a white powder with a melting point of 196-197° C and is readily soluble in water, hot alcohol, and insoluble in acetone. The pH of a solution (1 in 20) is between 6-8 and its pKa value is 3.8. It has empirical formula C7H15NO3 with a molecular weight of 161.20.





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