MK-0524A Approval Status
- FDA approved: No
- Brand name: MK-0524A
- Generic name: niacin ER and laropiprant
- Previous name: Cordaptive
- Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
- Treatment for: Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa, Elevated LDL, Hypertriglyceridemia
MK-0524A is an investigational compound containing extended-release niacin and laropiprant, a novel flushing pathway inhibitor designed to reduce flushing often associated with niacin treatment. MK-0524A is used either alone or with a statin, as adjunctive therapy to diet for the treatment of elevated LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol and elevated triglyceride levels.
FDA Approval Status for MK-0524A
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