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Propionyl-L-Carnitine

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Are there any interactions with medications?



Acenocoumarol (Sintrom)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Acenocoumarol (Sintrom) is used to slow blood clotting. Propionyl-L-carnitine might increase the effects of acenocoumarol (Sintrom). Increasing the effects of acenocoumarol (Sintrom) might slow blood clotting too much and cause bruising and bleeding. The dose of your acenocoumarol (Sintrom) might need to be changed.



Warfarin (Coumadin)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. Propionyl-L-carnitine might increase the effects of warfarin (Coumadin) and increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed.

Dosing considerations for Propionyl-l-carnitine.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For disorders of the blood vessels: 500-1500 mg propionyl-L-carnitine twice daily.
  • For congestive heart failure and chest pain due to blood circulation problems (chronic angina): A dose of 500 mg of propionyl-L-carnitine three times daily.
  • For symptoms in older men caused by insufficient levels of testosterone: A dose of 2 grams of acetyl-L-carnitine plus 2 grams of propionyl-L-carnitine daily has been used.
  • For ED (erectile dysfunction): A daily dose of 2 grams of propionyl-L-carnitine has been used in combination with 50 mg of sildenafil (Viagra) given twice weekly.
  • For Peyronie's disease: 2 grams of propionyl-L-carnitine daily has been used in combination with injections of a medication called verapamil.
INTRAVENOUS:
  • For blood vessel disorders and heart disease: Healthcare providers give propionyl-L-carnitine intravenously (by IV).

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