Ranexa Ranolazine ER and/or alternatives
Ranexa falls under a category of drugs referred to as anti-angina drugs. The generic name of this drug is Ranolazine. This drug is administered orally. You can buy Ranexa in form of extended-release oral tablets. The oral tablets come in two strengths, Ranexa 500 mg and Ranexa 1000 mg.
The nonmedical ingredients present in oral tablets are: titanium dioxide, carnauba wax, polyethylene glycol, methacrylic acid copolymer, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, and sodium hydroxide. In addition to the above, Ranexa 1000 mg tablets contain triacetin, lactose monohydrate, and Iron Oxide Yellow, and Ranexa 500 mg tablets contain talc, polyvinyl alcohol, Iron Oxide Red, and Iron Oxide Yellow.
Indications & Dosage of Ranexa
Ranexa is used for treating chronic angina. This drug may be used together nitrates, ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium channel blockers, lipid-lowering therapy, and anti-platelet therapy.
The starting dosage of Ranexa is 500 mg two times a day. Your doctor may then increase the dosage for getting the best result. The maximum dosage is Ranexa 1000 mg two times per day.
Chronic angina is usually treated with different drugs. It is necessary that you take other prescribed drugs as directed by your doctor.
Side Effects & Interactions of Ranexa
Serious side effects associated with Ranexa may include the following:
- Fast or slow heartbeats
- Swelling in the feet, ankles, or hands
- Blood in the urine
- Muscle weakness, numbness, severe tingling, bruising, and pain
- Shaking or tremors
- Urinating less than normal
- Signs of hypersensitivity reaction – facial flushness, swelling of the face, hives, difficulty breathing, trouble swallowing, severe skin rashes, wheezing
Less severe side effects of Ranexa may include the following:
- Ringing in the ears
- Headache, spinning sensation, or mild dizziness
- Dry mouth
- Stomach pain, constipation, vomiting, mild nausea
Ranexa may interact with the following drugs:
- St. John’s Wort
- Certain antibiotics such as levofloxacin, azithromycin, pentamidine, and others
- Medicines used for treating depression such as clomipramine, duloxetine, imipramine, and others
- Medicines used for treating high blood pressure or heart problems such as betaxolol, dofetilide, propranolol, verapamil, and others
- Medicines used for treating ADHD such as methylphenidate, atomoxetine, methamphetamine, and others
- Medicines used for treating cancer such as lomustine, doxorubicin, and others
Other drugs may also interact with Ranexa. If you are taking any medications, tell your doctor about it before you buy Ranexa online.
Warnings & Precautions of Ranexa
Ranexa is contraindicated in patients with cirrhosis of the liver. Patients who are allergic to any ingredients present in this drug should not buy Ranexa.
It is necessary that you inform your doctor about your medical history and family medical history before starting treatment. Based on this information, your healthcare provider will decide if the treatment is safe for you.
Ranexa is listed in pregnancy category C. The safety of this drug in pregnant women is not known. Before starting treatment let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during treatment. Your healthcare provider will decide if the benefits to you are significantly more than any risk to your unborn child.
Breastfeeding during treatment with Ranexa should be only done with doctor’s permission. Let your doctor know in advance if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed during treatment.
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