Ranexa Medication Information
Adults who have chronic angina (chest pain) may help prevent angina attacks from occurring by taking Ranexa® (ranolazine) on a daily basis. This product comes as an extended-release tablet that is taken twice daily, with about 12 hours between doses. It is unlike other angina drugs, in that it does not affect the heart rate or blood pressure.
Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects can occur and may include headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Drug interactions may also occur, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware of all medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are taking before starting treatment with Ranexa.
While this can be an effective medication for many people, not everyone can take Ranexa. Information on safety precautions and warnings should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to help minimize potential risks. For instance, people who have liver disease or certain heart rhythm problems may not be able to safely use Ranexa.
(Click Ranexa for more information on what your healthcare provider needs to know before you start taking this medication. This article also covers dosing instructions, how the drug works, and more.)