Ranexa

Active Ingredient(s): Ranolazine
FDA Approved: * January 27, 2006
Pharm Company: * CV THERAP
Category: Chest Pain (Angina)

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Ranexa Overview

Ranolazine, sold under the brand name Ranexa among others, is a medication used to treat heart related chest pain.[1] Typically it is used together with other medications when those are insufficient.[1][2] Benefits appear smaller in women than men.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effects include constipation, headache, nausea, and dizziness.[1] Serious side effects may include QT prolongati...

Read more Ranexa Details
Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranexa

Recent Ranexa Forums: RSS Feed

Ranexa - can't sleep

I am on Ranexa for just 10 days 500 mg twice daily and each night I wake up at 2 or 3 am and cannot fall back asleep till morning. I feel exhausted already and don’t know if I can use only one tablet in the morning? I tried once to skip evening dose and slept much better. Please let me know if any sleeping pill can help and if it is safe to combine the two. Also can my body get use to it? Not being able to sleep make me feel depressed. ## How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? It would best not to change your dose of the Ranexa, or to combine it with other medications, unless your doctor instructs you to do so. It has been known to cause insomnia as a side effect in some people that take it, but it is very rare.

Updated
Ranexa and Trazodone

I am supposed to start taking Ranexa for diffuse CAD. Intermittent angina. I take trazodone at night to help me sleep. The two drugs are incompatible. Do you know of medication for sleep that is compatible with Ranexa? Thanks for any help. ## Hello, Donna! How are you? Drugs in the benzodiazepine class, such as Xanax are not listed as having interactions with the Ranexa, Ambien is also listed as being safe, but only your doctor can decide what's safe for you. The FDA warns that medications, such as Xanax, carry the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Ambien can also cause some annoying side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, sleep actions and hallucinations. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have...

Updated
ranexa 500mg

oval orange ## I feel drowsy, is this common? Ranexa has helped my angina. ## Yes, that can be a common side effect of this medication. The FDA also lists other side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. What are the markings on the pills you are taking? This information would enable me to do more research for you, so can you please post back and clarify? Are you on any other medications?

Updated
What about my kidneys

My doctor gave me Raneza 500mg. I am worried because I have stage 4 Kidney disease. I also have a dizziness problem. Recently I fainted and had to go to the emergency room. I have had this dizziness problem for more than a year but cannot find out why it's happening. I also have angina. Raneza has given me very bad constipation. I am very worried for my kidneys.

Updated
Since started Ranexa have severe nightmares

Since I started the drug Ranexa it is been very good for helping me with angina pain but I have started having severe bloody gory horrifying nightmares since I started taking it never had them before I've been on them for several years has anybody else had this side effect ## Most medications can cause odd dreaming as a side effect, if it just the nature of what happens, when you add a chemical to the body to try to correct a problem, according to NIH reports. You may also experience nausea, headache, increased urination, hypotension, and heart palpitations. I experience crazy dreams myself, every few months, or so, due to my heart and blood pressure medications. If they really both you, you should inform your doctor and see about trying a different medication. Is there anything els...

Updated
Ranexa 500mg to 1000mg

I am on 500mg of Ranexa and my doctor has increased it to 1000mg. What difference will or could I feel? I have been exhausted with my new medicine and we are trying the 1000mg to see if it helps. ## What new medication is causing the issues? Generally, higher doses cause more side effects, if you are talking about the Ranexa. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, and hypotension.

Updated
Ranexa in a sensitive system

I was recently given 500mg time-released caps of Ranexa after a heart cath, with blocked/failed stents but blood has re-routed, so no need for more stents. I do not do well on new medications. I had a severe reaction to the medrol pak that landed me in the heart procedure dept. It's been two days since procedure, I always have PVC's and am terrified to take this new med. The Dr. is out of office til next week and I'm on Lisinopril already and worry about more arrythmias/PVCs or other side effects. I live alone, no family.

Updated
Ranexa problems

I have been on Ranexa for two days. Today while sitting at my computer I had a dizzy spell. I have no angina. My doctor is giving me Ranexa to increase my use of oxygen. I also have an anxious feeling (the only way I can describe it) and what seems to be a flutter of my heart. Does the body get used to the medication or should I just call the doctor and stop. ## Those can be normal side effects of this medication, according to the FDA, you may also experience nausea, headache, and shakiness. Such issues are usually transient and should go away, once your body gets used to the medication, but that may take 4 to 5 weeks. If they get too severe, or continue past that, you should consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I did contact my doctor as my heart would contin...

Updated
Ranexa & Kidney Failure

I'm diabetic, have hypertension, CHF, & early renal failure. Doctor subjected me to arteriogram yesterday for spells of short of breath & angina, but balked at doing ANYTHING (no angioplasty, stents-nothing, for 7 vessels blocked at least 90% because my kidneys were having issues according to labwork. But he gave my husband samples & scrip for Ranexa, said start taking it & in 2 weeks I'll feel better. I'm reading the patient booklet and the prescriber info and ALL over both is listed kidney failure & renal failure. If kidney failure & avoiding dyalisis was the reason we did nothing to FIX my problem, why give me a drug that CAUSES kidney failure? How many people got kidney failure from taking Ranexa? Thanks! ## Hello, Lisa! How are you? It isn't ...

Updated
Ranexa and weight issues

I have been on.Ranexa 500 MG twice.day going on 3 months. I have gained weight and very constipation. Feel so bloated!!! Anyone else have this issues? Thanks $ ## Hello, Kathy! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having. Both of these symptoms are listed as possible side effects of Ranexa, according to the FDA. You may also experience dry mouth, stomach pain, sweating, unusual weakness, hearing loss and chest tightness. Have you contacted your doctor? They may have ideas to help improve these symptoms.

Updated

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Ranolazine
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Ranexa: (8 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 43353-880 Ranexa 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • 55154-4427 Ranexa 500 mg 12 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4428 Ranexa 500 mg 12 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 61958-1001 Ranexa 500 mg 12 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • 61958-1002 Ranexa 1000 mg 12 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • 61958-1003 Ranexa 500 mg 12 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • 61958-1004 Ranexa 1000 mg 12 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • 68151-5004 Ranexa 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Carilion Materials Management

Other drugs which contain Ranolazine or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

Related Ranexa Topics:

Ranexa and Trazodone
I am supposed to start taking Ranexa for diffuse CAD. Intermittent angina. I take trazodone at night to help me sleep. T... 3 replies
ranexa
my doctor gave me this because I have angina and when I lay down it hurts worse ## Here's some more information on i... 3 replies
ranexa 500mg
oval orange ## I feel drowsy, is this common? Ranexa has helped my angina. ## Yes, that can be a common side effect of t... 2 replies
Ranexa problems
I have been on Ranexa for two days. Today while sitting at my computer I had a dizzy spell. I have no angina. My doctor ... 2 replies
Ranexa and suggestions to help with constipation side effect
Any ideas on help for constipation side effect from the drug Ranexa? ## Hello, Nancy! How are you? A fiber supplement is... 2 replies
Ranexa - can't sleep
I am on Ranexa for just 10 days 500 mg twice daily and each night I wake up at 2 or 3 am and cannot fall back asleep til... 1 reply
Ranexa 500mg to 1000mg
I am on 500mg of Ranexa and my doctor has increased it to 1000mg. What difference will or could I feel? I have been exha... 1 reply
Ranexa & Kidney Failure
I'm diabetic, have hypertension, CHF, & early renal failure. Doctor subjected me to arteriogram yesterday for sp... 1 reply
Ranexa and weight issues
I have been on.Ranexa 500 MG twice.day going on 3 months. I have gained weight and very constipation. Feel so bloated!!!... 1 reply
Ranexa and Doxycycline
Can I take Doxycycline with Ranexa? ## Hello, Ro! How are you? I didn't find any interactions or problems listed bet... 1 reply




Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 15 October 2019.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2019 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA