Ranexa (Ranolazine) is used to treat a certain type of chest pain (chronic stable angina). It decreases the number of times you may get chest pain. Relieving symptoms of angina can increase your ability to exercise and perform strenuous work. Ranexa (Ranolazine) works differently than other drugs for angina, so it can be used with your other angina medications (including nitrates, calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine, beta blockers such as metoprolol). It is thought to work by improving how well the heart uses oxygen so that it can do more work with less oxygen.
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICATION
You should not take Ranexa if you are allergic to ranolazine, or if you have cirrhosis of the liver. Many other drugs can interact with ranolazine and should not be used at the same time. Your doctor may need to change your treatment plan if you use any of the following drugs: clarithromycin; nefazodone; St. John’s wort; antifungal medicine – itraconazole, ketoconazole; HIV or AIDS medicine – indinavir, lopinavir/ritonavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir; tuberculosis medicine – rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine; or seizure medicine-carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin. To make sure Ranexa is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: a heart rhythm disorder; liver disease; kidney disease; or a personal or family history of long QT syndrome.
HOW TO USE
Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Swallow this medication whole. Do not crush, chew, or split tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with this medication. Grapefruit can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Do not take more of this medication than your doctor prescribes. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. This medication must be taken regularly to be effective. It should not be used to treat angina when it occurs. Use other medications (e.g., sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve an angina attack as directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details. Do not suddenly stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Your condition may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (such as if your chest pain happens more often).
Does Ranexa cause weight gain?
Check with your doctor right away if you have the following symptoms: agitation, confusion, decreased urine output, depression, dizziness, headache, hostility, irritability, lethargy, muscle twitching, nausea, rapid weight gain, seizures, stupor, swelling of the face, ankles, or hands, or unusual tiredness or weakness.
How effective is Ranexa?
User Reviews for Ranexa to treat Angina. Ranexa has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 55 ratings for the treatment of Angina. 71% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 22% reported a negative effect.
Ranexa (ranolazine) is used to treat chronic angina (chest pain). It works by improving blood flow to help the heart work more efficiently. Ranexa is not for use during an acute (emergency) attack of angina. Take Ranexa exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Buy online at www.honeybeepharmacy.com. Honeybee Pharmacy aims to provide safe, approved and affordable medications to millions of Americans. HBP only contracts with reputable dispensing vendors and offers both human medications and PetMeds. Big savings for your prescription and over-the-counter medications needs.
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