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Ranol 40mg Tablet SR

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Overview

Introduction

Ranol 40mg Tablet SR belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It helps to decrease anxiety and relieve tremors. It is also used to help prevent migraine, heart-related chest pain (angina), and bleeding in the stomach caused by high blood pressure in the liver (portal hypertension).

Ranol 40mg Tablet SR may also be used to treat high blood pressure and some types of abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia). The dose will depend on what you are being treated for and how you respond to the medicine. You should always take it as prescribed by the doctor. It should be taken on an empty stomach and try to take it at the same time each day. You should keep taking it even if you feel well, as you are still getting the benefits. If you stop taking it suddenly, your condition may worsen.

The most common side effects are tiredness, weakness cold fingers and toes (Raynaud phenomenon), irregular or slow heartbeat, numbness in your fingers, and breathlessness. You may also experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Talk to your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away. Most side effects are short-lived and improve as your body gets used to the medicine.

You should not use this medicine if you have asthma, very slow or uneven heartbeats, or a serious heart condition, including heart failure. Talk to your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver problems or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In terms of lifestyle, alcohol may affect the way this medicine works and should be avoided. You should not drive if this medicine makes you feel dizzy. Ask your doctor whether it is safe to take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Ranol Tablet SR

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Ranol 40mg Tablet SR belongs to a group of medicine called beta-blockers. It blocks the effect of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. This slows down the heart rate and helps the heart beat with less force thereby lowering your blood pressure. This also reduces your risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or other heart and kidney problems in the future.

In Anxiety

Ranol 40mg Tablet SR changes the way your body reacts to a hormone called epinephrine. It works quickly to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety such as palpitations, sweating, and shaking. It has few side effects and may be a useful alternative if you get bad side effects from taking other anti-anxiety medicines.

In Arrhythmia

Ranol 40mg Tablet SR is commonly used to stabilize heart rhythms. It helps in stopping an abnormal rhythm while it is happening, preventing its occurrence in the first place or slowing down the heart rate during an episode to make it more comfortable for you.

In Prevention of Heart attack

By lowering your blood pressure and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body, Ranol 40mg Tablet SR ensures a sufficient supply of oxygen to the heart. This will reduce the chances of having a heart attack in the future.

In Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Ranol 40mg Tablet SR makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. Thus, making it less likely that you will suffer from heart related chest pain (angina). This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently.

In Prevention of Migraine

It is not fully established how Ranol 40mg Tablet SR helps prevent migraines. This medicine may change electrical activity in the brain, reduce the flow of blood in your brain, or increase the activity in a region of the brain associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency of headaches, it can help you carry out your daily activities and have a better quality of life.

Side effects of Ranol Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ranol

  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Raynaud phenomenon
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Tiredness and Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Raynaud phenomenon
    You can often treat the symptoms by keeping yourself warm. Try to keep your home warm. Wear warm clothes during cold weather, especially on your hands and feet. Exercise regularly to improve your blood circulation. Try breathing exercises or yoga to help you relax. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Do not smoke or drink too much tea, coffee or cola. Take rest when you can to avoid getting too tired.
  • Coping with Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
    Changes to your heart rhythm can be treated with a variety of medicines. You should ask your doctor whether you need medication or not. You can also try to prevent arrhythmias by limiting the amount of alcohol you drink and quitting smoking. Cut down the amount of coffee, tea or cola you drink. Lose weight if you need to. In general, keeping active, eating a healthy well-balanced diet, and having your blood pressure and cholesterol level under control is good for any heart condition. Your doctor will probably want you to get follow-up tests while taking this medicine and advise you accordingly.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Ranol Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ranol 40mg Tablet SR is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Ranol 40mg Tablet SR with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Ranol Tablet SR works

Ranol 40mg Tablet SR is a beta blocker. It works by affecting the body’s response to nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. It also widens the blood vessels in the body for better blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ranol 40mg Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ranol 40mg Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ranol 40mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ranol 40mg Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ranol 40mg Tablet SR may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ranol 40mg Tablet SR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ranol 40mg Tablet SR is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease. Ranol 40mg Tablet SR may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Ranol 40mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ranol 40mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

What if you forget to take Ranol Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Ranol 40mg Tablet SR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines.
  • It may hide the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes. Monitor blood sugar levels regularly.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Ranol 40mg Tablet SR can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice increased swelling around your legs or ankles, sudden weight gain or sudden shortness of breath as these may be symptoms of heart failure.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Naphthalenes derivatives
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. My doctor has prescribed Ranol even though my blood pressure is within normal limits. Is it because of the chest pain that I complained of?

Yes, it is possible that your doctor prescribed Ranol for chest pain (angina). Ranol is a beta-blocker which is used to lower high blood pressure, prevent angina, treat or prevent heart attacks or reduce your risk of heart problems following a heart attack. Ranol is also used to treat irregularities in heartbeat, including those caused by anxiety, essential tremor (shaking of head, chin and hands). It also prevents migraine headaches, overactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism) and bleeding in the food pipe caused by high blood pressure.

Q. When can I expect a relief in my symptoms after starting Ranol for high blood pressure?

Ranol usually starts working within a few hours of taking it. However, it may take up to a week to see the full benefits of the symptoms of high blood pressure or heart conditions. You may not notice any difference, but that does not mean it is not working. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

Q. Can Ranol be used in asthmatics?

No, Ranol cannot be used in asthmatics. This is because using Ranol in asthma patients can cause breathing problems, which may trigger an asthma attack. Always inform your doctor if you have or ever had asthma or any episodes of difficulty breathing, before starting treatment with Ranol.

Q. What if I take an overdose of Ranol?

If you take an overdose of Ranol you may experience symptoms such as slow heartbeat, trembling, difficulty breathing or dizziness. However, the response of taking too much of Ranol varies from person to person. It would be best to consult a doctor if you think you have taken more than what you are prescribed.

Q. Can I stop taking Ranol as my chest pain is under control?

No, you should not stop taking Ranol suddenly because that may worsen your angina or may cause a heart attack. Tell your doctor and if there is a need to stop Ranol, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually over a period of a few weeks.

Q. Does Ranol relieve anxiety?

Yes, Ranol helps relieve the symptoms of anxiety such as irritability, restlessness, excessive worry, lack of concentration, racing or unwanted thoughts, fatigue, insomnia (lack of sleep), palpitations (irregular heart rate), or trembling. The dose and duration of taking Ranol will be suggested by your doctor, depending on whether your symptoms are a recurring problem or occur only in stressful conditions. However, Ranol is usually given for a short-term treatment of anxiety. If you have any doubts, consult your doctor.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Ranol?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Ranol. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Ranol and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. Is Ranol effective?

Ranol is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Ranol too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Ranol?

If you forget a dose of Ranol, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Ranol safe?

Ranol is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. I have been on Indomethacin for several months. Will it be a problem if I start taking Ranol along with it?

Yes, Indomethacin may interfere with the working of Ranol and make it less effective. As a result, your blood pressure may increase. Speak to your doctor who will prescribe you a different medicine to control blood pressure.

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