Elkar (international name - levocarnitine) is a vitamin involved in the metabolism, normalize gastric secretion and providing lipolytic action. Widespread use Elkar got in sports medicine and pediatrics.
The drug restores carnitine deficiency and helps to restore the body after intense physical and mental stress.
Structure and Composition Elkar
The main active substance - 300 mg L-carnitine.
Auxiliary ingredients: citric acid, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, purified water.
Elkar available as oral solution, chewable tablets and solution for intravenous injection.
Elkar is a drug to normalize metabolic processes, activating fat metabolism and stimulating regenerative processes.
The drug has anti-hypoxic, metabolic, stimulating and anabolic effect. Carnitine slows protein breakdown, increases the protective functions of the body and strengthens the musculoskeletal system.
Good reviews Elkar has as an effective restorative remedy that activates the enzyme function and recover from various types of loads.
As a result of the major components Elkar reduces the consumption of glycogen, repair damaged nervous tissue and normal functioning of the thyroid gland.
The drug is rapidly absorbed, reaching peak blood concentrations within 3 hours. The therapeutic effect lasts for 10 hours. Excreted from the body by the kidneys in the form of esters.
Elkar administered in monotherapy and combination therapy for the treatment of the following diseases:
- digestive system - gastritis, pancreatitis, disorders of the secretory function;
- skin - psoriasis, seborrhea, alopecia, scleroderma, eczema, lupus erythematosus;
- neurological disorders in toxic, traumatic, vascular and other brain lesions;
- diseases associated with a deficiency of carnitine - myopathy, mitochondria.
Positive feedback Elkar is an effective drug for strengthening the body and restore the normal content of carnitine in weak newborns, children with birth injuries, as well as violations of motor and mental functions.
The drug is given in a period of post-operative rehabilitation, regeneration after sports injuries and severe stress, as well as for the prevention of post-workout symptoms and improve physical performance.
Karnith, L-carnitine and Karnif are analogues Elkar. These drugs have similar pharmacological effects, fill carnitine deficiency, enhance the protective functions of the body and accelerate the process of regeneration.
Instructions for use Elkar
In accordance with the instructions in the form Elkar oral solution is prescribed for 0, 75 0, 8 g 2-3 times a day for half an hour before meals. The solution may be diluted with a little water. When anorexia severe stage flow Elkar should take 1-1, 5 g, 2 times a day. The course of treatment lasts 30 to 60 days.
In the combined therapy for the treatment of gastritis and pancreatitis Elkar appoint one fourth spoon 2-3 times a day, and for the treatment of skin diseases - for half a spoon 2 times a day.
According to the instructions for filling Elkar carnitine appoint 50-100 mg 2 times a day. The course of treatment is 2-4 months.
To prevent post-workout syndrome, as well as sports injuries, and high loads on the body should be appointed by Elkar 2, 5-3 g 2-3 times a day. The treatment course lasts 3-5 weeks.
Contraindications to the appointment Elkar are hypersensitivity and intolerance of components, elevated body carnitine, severe diseases of the digestive system.
With care prescribe a drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding, children younger than 3 years.
Side effects Elkar
Elkar can cause gastralgia, dyspepsia, flatulence, diarrhea, vomiting, myasthenia gravis, dizziness.
In the long course of treatment may appear allergic reaction - hives, skin rash, angioedema, dermatitis.