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What are the side effects of carnitine?

Side effects of carnitine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and a fishy-smelling body odor. This can occur at doses of around 3 grams (g) a day.

Less common side effects include muscle weakness in those with kidney problems and seizures in people with seizure disorders.

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