What is Acetyl L-Carnitine plus Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Category: Supplements

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Acetyl-L-carnitine is a dietary supplement used to improve memory and may improve depression. Alpha lipoic acid, an antioxidant, is a vitamin-like substance that helps to make energy in the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cognitive impairment 11 6
Fatigue 10 5
Multiple sclerosis 4 2
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1
General health 2 1
Memory loss 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetyl L-Carnitine plus Alpha Lipoic Acid

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetyl L-Carnitine plus Alpha Lipoic Acid

Dosage Patients
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 mcg daily 1
700 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Acetyl L-Carnitine plus Alpha Lipoic Acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Acetyl L-Carnitine plus Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration

Currently taking Acetyl L-Carnitine plus Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Acetyl L-Carnitine plus Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Acetyl L-Carnitine plus Alpha Lipoic Acid

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Oct 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 650 mg Daily

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