Ranexa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic angina (chest pain and pressure). Ranexa is also known by its drug name, Ranolazine.
Ranexa is a member of a class of drugs called antianginals, or drugs that treat angina. Ranexa is believed to work by reducing the flow of sodium ions into the heart, helping it relax.
How do I take it?
Ranexa is generally taken twice daily.
Ranexa comes in the form of extended-release tablets.
The FDA-approved label for Ranexa lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, nausea, and constipation.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Ranexa include QT interval prolongation (changes to heart rhythm) and kidney failure in those with kidney impairment.
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Ranexa – Gilead