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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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, ranolazine can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects seen with ranolazine include but are not limited to:
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