Ranolazine Mechanism

Ranolazine (Ranexa®) is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of chronic angina (chest pain). It is approved for use in adults only and is not meant to be used to treat an angina attack that has already started; ranolazine is designed to be taken on a daily basis to prevent angina attacks from occurring. Unlike other angina medications, ranolazine does not affect the heart rate or blood pressure.
The specific mechanism for how ranolazine works is unclear. However, it is known that the drug inhibits certain sodium currents in the heart, which is probably responsible for the effects of ranolazine.
(To learn more, click Ranolazine. This article covers several topics, such as potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to discuss with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.)
Ouch! 6 Types of Pain You Might Experience When Getting a Stent
Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.