Xantinol nicotinate (or xanthinol niacinate) is a vasodilator which primary goal is to speed up the metabolism of glucose in the brain, as well as increase the levels of ATP. As it elevates the rate of blood flow inside the brain, it increases the energy levels in the area. This action improves the memory functionb, concentration and awareness of the brain.

This medication is used to treat Peripheral vascular disease and Cerebrovascular disorders. This medication may also be used in other conditions to be determined by your doctor.

Do not use this drug if you have the following condition:

  • Acute haemorrhage
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pregnant
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cerebrovascular Accident

Aside from the benefits, this drug may bring some unwanted effects, including:

  • Flushing
  • Generalised Itching
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension
  • Rash
  • Abdominal Pain

Less common side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Headaches
  • Cramps
  • Changes in Vision

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.


Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are to undergo any surgical procedure.
  • If you are taking herbal, prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • If you have certain medical conditions.



Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Available brand/s:

  • Xanthinol nicotate

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