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Should I let my doctor know I am taking carnitine?

Your doctor will likely have helped you figure out how much carnitine you should be taking depending on your condition or need. You should not use carnitine to treat medical conditions without first talking to your doctor. It is especially important to talk to your doctor if you have cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease or peripheral vascular disease.

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