General English: Ranolazine
Application: To prevent chest pain (angina)
Drug information for Ranolazine
Medication Information: Angina is a chest pain caused by heart failure. This disease is caused by narrowing of the main arteries of the heart. This narrowing of the arteries reduces the supply of nutrients to the heart muscle. Angina pain can be felt if the heart muscle is not well nourished. Ranolazine is used with other medicines to prevent angina pectoris.
Contraindications to Ranolazine
- Note the expiration date of ranolazine and do not take it if the expired medicine is out of date.
- Never give ranolazine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Do not take ranolazine more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- Check for ranolazine drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
- Do not drink grapefruit juice while using ranolazine.
Drug interaction of Ranolazine
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Tips to consider before taking Ranolazine
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking ranolazine:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have an irregular heartbeat.
- If you have ever had heart failure.
- If you have kidney disease.
- If you have ever had mental problems.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
Possible side effects of Ranolazine
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking ranolazine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
Weakness and fatigue: In this situation, avoid driving and working with tools.
Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.
Constipation: Eat a balanced diet.
Boredom: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.
Talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms that you think may be due to ranolazine.
How to store Ranolazine
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.