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Is it safe to take ranexa (ranolazine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take ranexa (ranolazine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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?

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

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Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Yes: 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

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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 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

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My doctor has me on. ranexa (ranolazine). What is this drug for?

My doctor has me on. ranexa (ranolazine). What is this drug for?

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

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What happens if I take enough ranexa (ranolazine) will it kill me?

What happens if I take enough ranexa (ranolazine) will it kill me?

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

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What is the half life of ranexa (ranolazine). How long it takes to exit your body.

What is the half life of ranexa (ranolazine). How long it takes to exit your body.

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

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Would taking 500 mg ranexa (ranolazine) twice a day interact with bb such as 5 mg bystolic? What are the risks if any?

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

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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

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

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Considering trying Ranexa or Mexiletine for migraines, as I've done all the CCBs, Beta-blockers, Nerve & seizure meds. Any others left?

Considering trying Ranexa or Mexiletine for migraines, as I've done all the CCBs, Beta-blockers, Nerve & seizure meds.  Any others left?

Number of approaches: There are a number of approaches depending on the specific nature of your migraines - e.g. Chronic v. Episodic, with/without aura etc. If you have not seen a neurologist, that would be a first place to start. You might want also to consider if with chronic migraines trying botulinum toxin A. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 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?

Not sure : I am not sure what is the question. Please make sure you do not change your medications with out consulting your cardiologist. It seems that you have angina and uncontrolled htn. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Is sex while pregnant safe?

Is sex while pregnant safe?

As long as you do: Not have any problems but u need to ask your OB as your OB knows your situation. ...Read more

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Is tanda safe to use while pregnant?

Is tanda safe to use while pregnant?

LED light therapy: Looked this up. Idea behind this product is that blue LED light (along with heat/vibration to "open pores") is toxic to bacteria and the red LED light is supposed to generate reactive oxygen species. According to a published study, this has the effect of removing old collagen making way for new. The science is not validated and controlled studies for safety in pregnancy not done. I suspect is safe ...Read more