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How can acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC) interact with other drugs?

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Carnitine also may interact with drugs or supplements that lower blood sugar. It may affect how your body breaks down certain drugs and supplements.

Carnitine may increase the effects of or have other interactions with many drugs. It may also interact with a number of herbs and supplements. Don't use this supplement with D- or DL-carnitine.

  • Blood-thinning drugs
  • Beta-blockers
  • Calcium-channel blockers

From: Acetyl-L-Carnitine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: "Dietary supplement fact sheet -- carnitine."

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "L-carnitine."

Alternative Medicine Review, April 1, 2010.

Mingorance, C. , March 28, 2011. Vascular Health and Risk Management

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "L-carnitine."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: "Dietary supplement fact sheet -- carnitine."

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "L-carnitine."

Alternative Medicine Review, April 1, 2010.

Mingorance, C. , March 28, 2011. Vascular Health and Risk Management

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "L-carnitine."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

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