Ranolazine: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT RANOLAZINE
RANOLAZINE belongs to a group of medicines called anti-anginals. RANOLAZINE is used in combination with other medicines to treat angina pectoris.
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR RANOLAZINE
• Take RANOLAZINE irrespective of meals and at the same time daily for best results. Take RANOLAZINE only when prescribed by a doctor.
• Avoid taking RANOLAZINE if you have severe liver or kidney problems.
• RANOLAZINE is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age.
• Breast-feeding and pregnant women are advised not to take RANOLAZINE without consulting a doctor.
• Keep your doctor informed if you have or had any previous history of heart, kidney or liver diseases.
• RANOLAZINE may cause dizziness and blurred vision. Do not drive or use any machines or tools until the dizziness and blurred vision goes away.
• Seek medical help immediately if you experience any allergic reaction symptoms like swelling of the face, tongue or throat, swallowing difficulties, hives and breathing difficulties.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medication or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does RANOLAZINE work? A) RANOLAZINE belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-anginals. RANOLAZINE works by reducing the flow of sodium ions into the heart muscle cells. This interferes with the sodium-dependent calcium channels' through which calcium ions enters the cells. There will be reduction of calcium ions which enter the cells. Calcium ions cause the heart muscle to contract. Due to reduction of flow of calcium into the cells, RANOLAZINE helps the heart to relax, which improves the blood flow to the heart muscle and relieves the symptoms of angina pectoris.
Q) Which medication I should not take with RANOLAZINE? A) Some medicines may reduce the effect of RANOLAZINE or interact with RANOLAZINE or cause serious side-effects when given at same time such as clarithromycin, telithromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazol, posaconazol, HIV infection (protease inhibitors), nefazodone, quinidine, dofetilide, or sotalol. So, always inform and check with your doctor before taking RANOLAZINE with other medications.
Q) Can I stop RANOLAZINE on my own? A) Please do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor even if you feel better. It is important that you take RANOLAZINE for as long as your doctor prescribes it. Leaving it mid-way or suddenly stopping it may lead to unpleasant affects to the body.