NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

L-carnitine L-tartrate
A dietary supplement containing the levo-enantiomers of carnitine and tartrate with potential chemoprotective and antioxidant activities. L-carnitine L-tartrate increases fatty acid oxidation and reduces purine catabolism and free radical formation, which may prevent exercise fatigue, muscle weakness, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, and hyperlipoproteinemia. L-carnitine, the biologically active form of carnitine, is a carrier molecule that transports activated long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs)from the cytosol to mitochondria where fatty acids are oxidized, resulting in ATP production,. L-tartrate, a salt of tartaric acid, is a potent antioxidant. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:L-Carnipure L-Carnitine L-Tartrate
Foreign brand name:L-Carnipure L-Carnitine L-Tartrate
Abbreviation:LCLT