What is Ranx (Ranolazine) used for?
Ranx (Ranolazine) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from angina. It operates by improving blood flow to reduce the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood and reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as chest pain or tightness. It should be noted that this treatment is only meant to prevent angina and should not be used in the event of an acute angina attack. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Ranx (Ranolazine)?
Ranx (Ranolazine) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once daily, but your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Avoid crushing or splitting the tablets before use to prevent destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ranx (Ranolazine)?
Side effects associated with the use of Ranx (Ranolazine) include:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience any serious side effects such as faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, tremors, unusual swelling, blood appearing in the urine, urinary retention, muscle fatigue, or skin rashes. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Ranx (Ranolazine) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children under the age of eighteen, who have decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have heart failure, mildly decreased liver function, or mildly decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ranx (Ranolazine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.