Ranolazine is a drug used to help control chronic angina (chest pain). This prescription medication comes as an extended-release tablet and is taken twice daily. Possible side effects include constipation, nausea, and headaches. While this may be an effective angina treatment for many people, it may not be safe for use in those who have liver disease or certain heart problems.
What Is Ranolazine?
Ranolazine (Ranexa®) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of chronic angina (chest pain). It is taken twice a day to help prevent angina attacks.
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Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed August 23, 2012.
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