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What is Ranexa (Ranolazine) prescribed for?
Chronic angina is a common cardiovascular condition that affects people all over the world. And it causes a significant disability with those suffering from it, in their daily activities. Angina is usually a symptom of coronary heart disease. And the chest pain usually occurs because the heart is not getting enough oxygen from the blood. Symptoms include chest pain and tightness. This may also include pain in the neck, jaw, shoulders, arms and back.
Alongside the medication, lifestyle changes such as an increase in exercise, and diet, may help prevent the symptoms from angina.
Normally this medication is used with other medicines to gain the most benefit. This medication manages this condition and offers relief from the uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, consult with your doctor or pharmacist on the matter. Take this medication directly has prescribed, and make sure to read the instructions on the prescription label. And if you have any concerns, speak with your medical professional.
You may take this medication with or without food. Make sure to swallow the tablet whole. Usually twice a day unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Do not try to break, crush, or chew on the tablet. Doing so may release the drug all at once and therefore increases the risk of any side effects.
Take this medication exactly has prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take it for any longer then what has been directed to you.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic Ranolazine; or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Also notify your doctor if you have cirrhosis of the liver
Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform your doctor of your Medical history, especially if you have ever had the following; 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; ora personal or family history of long QT syndrome.
While minor, some of these side effects may occur. They are as follows; nausea, constipation; headache; or dizziness.However if any of these persist or worsen, it’s best to speak with your doctor right away.
If you begin to experience any of these side effects, you should contact your doctor at once. And let them know if you have any of the following; a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fast or pounding heartbeats; or kidney problems - little or no urination; painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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