L-carnitine administration reduces number of episodes in cyclic vomiting syndrome

Sandra C. Van Calcar, Cary Harding, Jon A. Wolff

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Patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome suffer from recurring episodes of severe nausea and vomiting. This paper presents 6 patients who responded to 1-carnitine administration. Average time between episodes was 1.7 months before carnitine administration and increased to 1.1 years after carnitine administration. Average dose of carnitine administered was 50 mg/kg. Oral carnitine may be useful to control the symptoms in patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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