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Ranexa (ranolazine): As far as I know it is still available ...Read more
Angina: Ranexa (ranolazine) or Ranolazine is drug prescribed for angina that is not responding to the usual meds like beta blockers. It's action is not necessarily understood. It originally was shown to act on the heart metabolism but was later shown to block a late ionic current during cardiac excitation that improve ischemia. It is a very effective and relatively safe medication ...Read more
Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream.
Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances.
Other side effects from renexa likely: constipation, dizziness, headache, nausea., palpitations, dizziness and blurred vision. These are more likely with this combination, but many people on this combination of drugs.
Double check with your doctor. ...Read more
Ranexa (ranolazine): It's general half life is about 7hrs, some metabolites out to 22hrs. Minimum time to clear the general half life 2days, to get the longest lived metabolite 5 to 7days. ...Read more
Don't do it: Listen, Don. These are thoughts you should not be having. You can find something better than death anywhere. Your mind is playing a cruel trick on you. You should talk with your personal physician about thoughts of suicide. Talk treatment, medication, and/or intervention in a life situation can turn your life around. If you're losing control, call 911. Please do this for yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have been taking ranexa (ranolazine) for 6 years for (then) uncontrolled angina. I haven't had angina in several years. How do I taper off ranexa (ranolazine)?
I would not: Ranexa (ranolazine) is a medication which is used for patients who have severe blockages to their heart arteries which are causing angina. Usually these patients are not candidates for surgery or stents. Ranexa (ranolazine) doesn't make the blockages go aways - it only treats the pain. The fact that you don't have pain means it is doing its job. I recommend you talk to your cardiologist before stopping it. ...Read more
Ranexa (ranolazine): Ranexa or ranolazine is a drug we use for anginal pectoris. ...Read more
Would taking 500 mg ranexa (ranolazine) twice a day interact with bb such as 5 mg bystolic? What are the risks if any?
Yes - see your doc: Ranexa (ranolazine) is an anti-anginal agent while bystolic (nebivolol) is a blood pressure lowering agent that also slows heart rate. Presumably, doctor who prescribed both drugs should have warned of possible interactions as noted by epocrates. Com & drugs. Com and made appropriate adjustments to dosing. And pharmacist should have commented on this, too. Make sure both know everything you take. ...Read more
Y would doc prescribe Ranexa (ranolazine) over CCBs? Does ranexa (ranolazine) "reset" normal sodium channel function after say 6 months, or needs to be taken indefinitely?
I just got back from the ER - double checking, is it safe to take ranexa (ranolazine) while wearing a nitro patch for angina caused by mvd?
See your: Cardiologist. Ranexa (ranolazine) can cause problems with certain people who a hrt problem involving electrical conduction in the heart. Prolongation qt interval. ...Read more
Any risk or contradictions form taking 500 mg ranexa (ranolazine) twice a day with benicar/hct in the morning and 5 mg bystolic in evening?
Ranexa (ranolazine): Ok to take that combination of agents. ...Read more
Hasn't been studied: Hasn't been studied well, depends upon the relative risks to you vs the fetus. Best to discuss w/both your cardiologist and your OB before becoming pregnant. ...Read more
Told I have microvascular dysfunction in heart. Prescribed ranexa. If they are wrong and its not angina, can ranexa hurt a healthy heart? I wanna try
Microvascular angina: Need to know more details. This is a diagnosis made by exclusion and the drug is not without side effects including EKG changes so it is affecting "the heart" that is why it is given. Happy to do 2nd opinion to get and give more information. I would consider other methods to treat this. 1. nitroglycerin. 2. Weight loss. 3. Low sodium diet or DASH eating plan which may improve by lowering BP. ...Read more
Considering trying Ranexa or Mexiletine for migraines, as I've done all the CCBs, Beta-blockers, Nerve & seizure meds. Any others left?
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60/40 heart blkg; rxof ranexa (ranolazine) 500mg x2 day. Bad neuro pains/stabs began aftr taking med. Pa instrc 2 stop; now chest pains again;bp spike; nausea. Help?
60/40; prescription of ranexa (ranolazine) 500mg x2 daily. Intense neuro pains/headaches begin after orally tkn. Md ended med., no prescription prescz. Bp spikes, feel dizzy. Advice?
Too complicated: Your question, I'm afraid, is too complicated for an online answer. Here's one observation :if "60/40"is referring to your bp, then that explains why you're dizzy and not feeling well. Ranexa (ranolazine) commonly causes the BP to fall and dizziness. Headache is also common. Stop it and let it wear off - then regroup and see how you're feeling. Good luck! ...Read more
I am taking Ranexa (ranolazine) for. More than a year and started having tinnitus. I do realize that it's one it's side effect. What alternative a do you suggest? PS. I also take a baby aspirin+ Mwtoprolol and Atrovastatin.
First of all: With ur doctor's supervision u can stop Ranexa (ranolazine) & see if Sx are indeed due to it. Ranexa (ranolazine) acts to reduce angina by relaxing ischemic (blood deprived) heart muscle and is used in patients who usually cant have further bypass surgery or angioplasty. Changing the dosage &/or combination of hart meds may work&/or having an angio 2 c if something can be "fixed". Good luck. ...Read more
Could sodium channel blockers help w/ angina and vasoconstriction? I Read about Ranolazine, sounds promising for angina, any experience? Vasodilation?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more