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Composition FOR ANGIOTEC 500mg tablet

Ranolazine(500mg)

food interaction for ANGIOTEC tablet

alcohol interaction for ANGIOTEC tablet

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alcohol
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lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Angiotec 500mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Angiotec 500mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Angiotec 500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ANGIOTEC 500mg tablet

Ranolazine(500mg)

Angiotec tablet uses

Angiotec 500mg tablet is used to prevent angina
It does not stop angina attacks that have already started.

How angiotec tablet works

Angiotec 500mg tablet decreases the oxygen requirement of the heart by relaxing heart muscle. This helps to prevent angina.

Common side effects of angiotec tablet

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Constipation, Weakness

COMMON DOSAGE FOR ANGIOTEC 500MG TABLET

Patients taking ANGIOTEC 500MG TABLET

  • 82%
    Twice A Day
  • 16%
    Once A Day
  • 2%
    Four Times A Day

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Expert advice FOR ANGIOTEC tablet

  • The Ranolazine may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid driving if you feel dizzy after consuming Ranolazine.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
  • Do not breast-feed while taking Ranolazine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever had an abnormal ECG.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking certain medications to treat bacterial or fungal infections. Your doctor may adjust the dose of Ranolazine.

Frequently asked questions FOR ANGIOTEC 500mg tablet

Ranolazine

Q. What is Ranolazine extended-release tablet?
Ranolazine extended release means the pill is formulated in such a manner that the drug is released slowly over time. This has the advantage of taking pills less often and also means that there may be fewer side effects as the levels of the drug in the body are more consistent.
Q. Do Ranolazine and trimetazidine act in the same way?
No. Both Ranolazine and Trimetazidine are used for the treatment of angina but they have different mechanisms. Trimetazidine improves glucose utilization of heart cells through inhibition of fatty acid metabolism. Ranolazine acts by blocking sodium current, reducing calcium overload and heart wall stress, leading to decreases oxygen requirement of the heart.
Q. Does Ranolazine decrease mortality?
No, Ranolazine does not decrease mortality.
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Q. What if Ranolazine used by patients with coronary artery disease?
Coronary Artery Disease(CAD) or Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) includes angina & heart attack. Ranolazine does not reduce the risk of death or recurrent heart attacks in patients, but it improves angina symptoms.
Q. Can I use rivaroxaban with Ranolazine?
If you have kidney disease, you should inform your doctor before using rivaroxaban together with Ranolazine. Combining these medications can increase the blood levels of rivaroxaban and increase the risk of serious bleeding complications. You may need a dose adjustment.
Q. Can I take Ranolazine for type 2 diabetes?
No. Ranolazine is not approved for treatment of type 2 diabetes. Study have demonstrated its ability to decrease HbA1c (glycosylated haemoglobin) in patients with or without diabetes. This property may be useful in the treatment of patients having diabetes mellitus and angina.
Q. What is the effect of Ranolazine in patients with coronary artery disease?
Ranolazine has been shown to improve exercise duration, decreases in the number of angina attacks per week and decrease in consumption of short-acting nitroglycerin.
Q. Can I take Ranolazine with quetiapine?
No. Using quetiapine with Ranolazine can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening.
Q. Is Ranolazine good for the heart?
Ranolazine is used in a disease of the heart known as angina. It has been shown to improve exercise-induced chest pain and severity of angina.
Q. Are any alternatives to Ranolazine?
Ivabradine, nicorandil, and trimetazidine are other alternatives to Ranolazine that can be used for effective symptom control of anginal symptoms.
Q. Can I take Ranolazine with atorvastatin?
No. Ranolazine may significantly increase the blood levels of atorvastatin. This can increase the risk of side effects such as liver damage and the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. In some cases, this can cause kidney damage and even death.
Q. Can we use Ranolazine for the treatment of atrial fibrillation?
No. Ranolazine is not approved for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The researcher has demonstrated, its usefulness in patients with Atrial Fibrillation(AF) and in nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) in the experimental model.
Q. Is Ranolazine a beta blocker?
No. Ranolazine is not a beta blocker. It acts by blocking sodium current, reducing calcium overload and heart wall stress, leading to decreases oxygen requirement of the heart.
Q. Can I take Ranolazine with haloperidol?
No. Using haloperidol with Ranolazine can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening.
Q. Is Ranolazine effective in arrhythmia?
No. Ranolazine is not approved for use in any of arrhythmia. The researcher has demonstrated, its usefulness in patients with Atrial Fibrillation(AF) and in nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) in the experimental model.
Q. Is Ranolazine a blood thinner?
No, Ranolazine is not a blood thinner.
Q. What are the contraindications to Ranolazine?
Ranolazine is contraindicated in patients with liver damage (cirrhosis). It should not be given with enzyme inhibitors like ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, nefazodone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, indinavir, saquinavir and enzyme inducers like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin.
Q. Can Ranolazine use for the treatment of diastolic heart failure?
Ranolazine has shown improvement in diastolic heart failure in experimental studies on animals, but studies in humans are ongoing.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)