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Safe Ranexa Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
I just got back from the ER - double checking, is it safe to take ranexa while wearing a nitro patch for angina caused by mvd?
Ranexa: 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
Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have been taking ranexa for 6 years for (then) uncontrolled angina. I haven't had angina in several years. How do I taper off ranexa?
I would not: Ranexa 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 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
Angina: Ranexa 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
Would taking 500 mg ranexa 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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