Table 3: Side effects of L-Carnitine treatment.

GIT symptoms2 (8%)
Stuffy nose1 (4%)
Hyperactivity1 (4%)
Headache2 (8%)

The table showed that, the most encountered side effects of L-Carnitine were the gastrointestinal disorders and headache. Blocked nose and hyperactivity; both were recorded in one child. Insomnia, palpitation or hypertension was not reported. None of these side effects enforced the patients to stop the intake of the oral L-Carnitine.