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Ran into this passage when looking up l-carnitine for exercise:

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/carnitine-l-000291.htm

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Isotretinoin, a strong medication used for severe acne, can cause abnormalities in liver function, measured by a blood test, as well as elevations in cholesterol and muscle pain and weakness. These symptoms are similar to those seen with carnitine deficiency. Researchers in Greece showed that a large group of people who had side effects from isotretinoin got better when taking L-carnitine compared to those who took a placebo.

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Ran into this passage when looking up l-carnitine for exercise:

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/carnitine-l-000291.htm

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Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin, a strong medication used for severe acne, can cause abnormalities in liver function, measured by a blood test, as well as elevations in cholesterol and muscle pain and weakness. These symptoms are similar to those seen with carnitine deficiency. Researchers in Greece showed that a large group of people who had side effects from isotretinoin got better when taking L-carnitine compared to those who took a placebo.

Wow, thanks for sharing that with us...that's a nice find...I lift weights as well and I hadn't come across this information. I'll have to talk to my derm about it.

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