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Laropiprant is used in obesity

How it works

Laropiprant belongs to the class of drugs known as prostanoid antagonists. Laropiprant does not have any effect of its own, however, it reduces the side effects of niacin which is used for its lipid reducing properties.

Common side effects

Flushing, Bloating, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor if you have hereditary muscle problems or have pain, tenderness or weakness of muscles, liver, kidney, thyroid or heart problems.  
  • Tell your doctor if you have gout, low levels of phosphorous or are an elderly patient.
  • Do not combine this medicine with other B vitamin supplements, as it may cause overdose.
  • Exercise caution if you are a diabetic patient, as it may raise blood sugar level.
  • Do not consume alcohol when on treatment with laropiprant, as it may worsen its side effects.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery immediately after taking laropiprant as it may cause dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to laropiprant or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering from peptic ulcer, arterial bleeding, any existing liver disorders,
  • Do not take consume if having lactose intolerance.

Content on this page was last updated on 18 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)