What are the side effects of a Carnitor injection?

Side effects of a Carnitor injection are usually not life-threatening; however, seek immediate medical attention if your blood pressure becomes elevated, you experience a rapid heartbeat, elevated body temperature or seizures. If you have trouble breathing, an itchy rash, hives or swelling in the face, lips, tongue or neck, you may be allergic to the medication and should get immediate medical assistance. Other potentially serious side effects of a Carnitor injection include:

  • "fishy" body odor
  • swelling in the limbs
  • muscle weakness
  • weight loss
  • vision change
  • limited appetite
  • tingling feeling in the hands and feet
  • dizziness
  • depression

Other side effects are less serious, and may include pain and cramping in the stomach, loose stool, head pain, vomiting or nausea.

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