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Laropiprant is used in the treatment of vitamin b3 (nicotinic acid)- associated flushing

How it works

Laropiprant blocks the synthesis of certain chemical messengers and reduces flushing due to Vitamin B3 (Nicotinic acid), a lipid-lowering medicine.

Common side effects

Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), 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 02 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)