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
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- 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.