Chapter 15. L-Carnitine

  1. Gary J. McCleane MD, FFARCSI, DA, DipIMC, Dip Pain Mang Consultant in Pain Management

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch15

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

How to Cite

McCleane, G. J. (2009) L-Carnitine, in Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch15

Author Information

  1. Rampark Pain Centre, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178235

Online ISBN: 9781444300796

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • L-Carnitine - quaternary ammonium compound;
  • mechanism of effect of carnitine;
  • carnitine in human pain;
  • nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) disrupting DNA synthesis;
  • carnitine treatment with patients taking antiretroviral medication;
  • neuropathic and non-neuropathic conditions and carnitine use

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mechanism of effect of carnitine

  • Animal experimental evidence of antinociceptive effect of carnitine

  • Carnitine in human pain

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliography