Directory of Drugs: Ranexa - Ranolazine
What Is Ranexa?
Ranexa is used to treat adults with chronic chest pain (angina). Ranexa can cause a serious heart beat problem called QT prolongation. Because of this problem, Ranexa should only be used after other angina medicines have not relieved chest pain symptoms. Ranexa should be used with amlodipine (Norvasc), beta blocker medicines, or nitrate medicines. Ranexa does not relieve sudden chest pain.
Chronic chest pain (angina) is caused by not enough blood flow to the heart. Ranexa has not been studied in children.
Who Should Not Take Ranexa?
Do not take Ranexa if you:
What Are The Risks?
The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Ranexa therapy. However, this list is not complete.
The following are the major possible risks and side effects of Ranexa therapy:
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Professional?
Before you start taking Ranexa, tell your healthcare professional if you:
Can Other Medicines Or Food Affect Ranexa?
See “Who should not take Ranexa?” for more information. Other medicines not listed in that section can also interact with Ranexa including:
Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.
How Should I Take Ranexa?
Ranexa Approved by FDA: January 27, 2006
Date created: June 14, 2006
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