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7/10/2017

Levocarnitine Oral Tablets and Solution

Reason for the Shortage

    • Akorn has levocarnitine tablets and oral solution available.
    • Sigma-Tau had Carnitor presentations on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Rising Pharmaceuticals discontinued levocarnitine tablets in January 2017.

Available Products

    • Carnitor oral solution, Sigma-Tau, 100 mg/mL, 118 mL bottle, 24 count, NDC 54482-0145-08
    • Carnitor SF Sugar-Free oral solution, Sigma-Tau, 100 mg/mL, 118 mL bottle, 24 count, NDC 54482-0148-01
    • Levocarnitine oral solution, Akorn, 100 mg/mL, 118 mL bottle, 24 count, NDC 50383-0171-04
    • Levocarnitine oral solution, Rising Pharmaceuticals, 100 mg/mL, 118 mL bottle, 24 count, NDC 64980-0503-12
    • Carnitor oral tablet, Sigma-Tau, 330 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 90 count, NDC 54482-0144-07
    • Levocarnitine oral tablet, Akorn, 330 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 90 count, NDC 50383-0172-90

Updated

Updated July 10, 2017 by Benjamin Witt, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 1, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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