Marketed as Ranexa Prolonged-Release in United Kingdom
Marketed as Ranexa Prolonged-Release in United Kingdom
Marketed as Ranexa ER in United States
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Ranexa Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Chronic Stable Angina
Angina, or chest pain, is caused by blockages in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Chronic stable angina is a type of chest pain which occurs when the heart works hard and needs more oxygen. This often happens during exercise or other types of physical exertion. Patients normally see the pain decrease when resting.
Depending on the severity, chronic stable angina may be managed with medication. Some patients, however, may require interventions like coronary bypass surgery.
Marketed Internationally as Ranexa ER
In some countries, Ranexa is sold under the brand name Ranexa ER
Ranexa active ingredient
Generic Ranexa Alternative: Ranolazine-er
Ranexa contains the active ingredient ranolazine ER, which is thought to improve how efficiently the heart uses oxygen. Ranolazine works differently than other angina medications and can be used together with most. Examples include nitrates, calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine, and beta blockers like metoprolol.
You can buy Ranexa or a number of generic alternatives through our international online pharmacy.
General Drug Information
What is Ranexa and What Is It Used For?
Ranexa is prescribed to patients who suffer from chronic stable angina. It decreases the occurrences of chest pain, likely increasing a patient’s ability to exercise or perform other strenuous activities.
Usage and Application
Ranexa should be taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor. Dosage depends on the patient’s medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications they may be taking. Before sourcing Ranexa or its generic alternatives online, please read the medication guide prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Ranexa is usually taken twice daily by mouth. Patients should swallow the medication whole. Do not crush, chew, or split the tablets. Doing so may cause the active ingredient to be released all at once, increasing the risk of negative side effects.
Patients should avoid eating grapefruit and drinking grapefruit juice. Doing so can increase the amount of this medication in the bloodstream. The treating physician or pharmacist can provide more details.
This medication is not indicated for treatment of angina attacks and should not be used for this purpose. The treating physician should instruct patients on which drugs to take in order to relieve angina attacks. One example is sublingual nitroglycerin.
Patients should adhere to their prescribed dose of Ranexa, and take it regularly to experience its full benefit. Take the medication at the same time each day to prevent forgetting,
It is not advisable to suddenly stop taking Ranexa, as your condition may worsen. Patients should only stop Ranexa when following the directions of their doctor. Patients are usually directed to gradually reduce their medication to avoid undesirable side effects.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens (e.g. if you experience chest pain more often).
Considerations Before Taking Ranexa
Before starting treatment, discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Ranexa with your doctor. If you shop for Ranexa online, please note that you may encounter the drug under its generic name: ranolazine ER.
It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially relating to kidney disease and liver problems like cirrhosis.
In some patients, Ranexa may cause a condition called QT prolongation. In rare cases, QT prolongation can cause serious, possibly fatal symptoms like irregular heartbeat, dizziness, and fainting. Patients should seek immediate medical attention if they experience such symptoms.
The risk of developing QT prolongation is greater in patients who are taking additional drugs which may cause this condition. Patients with certain medical conditions also face a greater risk.
Patients should report certain pre-existing heart problems like heart failure, slow heartbeat, and QT prolongation showing in electrocardiogram (EKG) readings. It is also important to discuss family history of QT prolongation in EKGs or sudden cardiac death.
Low levels of potassium and magnesium in the blood can also increase the risk of developing QT prolongation. Certain drugs (e.g. diuretics) may change levels of minerals in the blood. Conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, and vomiting, may have a similar effect. Patients should talk to their doctor about the safe use of Ranexa.
Ranexa may cause dizziness, so patients should not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires alertness until they are in a position to do so safely. Patients should limit alcoholic beverages and discuss their marijuana use with their doctor as alcohol and marijuana can exacerbate dizziness.
Older adults are likely to be more sensitive to the effects of Ranexa, especially dizziness, constipation, and QT prolongation.
Before surgery or dental procedures, patients should inform their doctor or dentist of all the prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal products that they are taking.
During pregnancy, Ranexa should only be used when clearly needed. Women should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Ranexa should skip their missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose to catch up.
Other Medications and Ranexa
Drug interactions may change the way Ranexa and its generic alternatives work, increasing the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor.
Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless advised to do so by their physician.
Besides Ranexa, a number of other medications may affect heart rhythm. The list includes a number of antiarrhythmic medications: Cordarone, Procan SR, and other drugs containing quinidine, sotalol, and dofetilide.
Additional examples include the Tourette syndrome drug Orap, and macrolide antibiotics like the acne drug Eryc. Patients should discuss with their doctor or pharmacist all medications they are using before starting treatment with Ranexa.
Other medications – like the antidepressant Serzone or herb St. John's wort – can affect the removal of Ranexa from the body. Additional examples include azole antifungal medications (itraconazole, ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (clarithromycin), and rifamycin antibiotics (rifabutin and rifampin).
HIV protease inhibitors like nelfinavir and ritonavir also have a similar effect, as do the following drugs used to treat seizures: carbamazepine, phenobarbital, and phenytoin.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Ranexa or any of its generic alternatives.
Most patients are able to use Ranexa safely.
Common side effects include dizziness, headache, constipation, and nausea. Less common side effects include diarrhea, bloating, gas, and stomach pain. Consult your doctor if any of these effects persist or worsen.
In the event they experience severe diarrhea, patients should stop taking Ranexa and alert their doctor immediately.
Serious allergic reactions to Ranexa are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
How to Store Ranexa
Ranexa should be stored in its original container. Store at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly. Ranexa should never be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Although Ranexa coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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