Rancv may cause changes in electrical activity of heart which is known as QT prolongation. Your doctor may get regular tests done to check the electrical activity of your heart. Tell your doctor right away if you feel faint, lightheaded or if your heart starts beating irregularly or fast, as these may be symptoms of QT prolongation. Rancv may also cause kidney failure in patients who already have kidney problems. Therefore, your doctor may need to do tests to check how your kidneys are working.
Q. I started taking Rancv about a week ago. Now I have noticed that my urine has become very dark though I am taking plenty of fluids. Is there anything to worry about?
Urine discoloration could be because of Rancv. You need not worry if you do not have any other symptoms. However, if it still bothers you, you can talk to your doctor who will advise you further.
Q. In case I accidentally take excess of Rancv, what will happen?
Excess of Rancv can cause nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, double vision, tiredness, severe tremor, confusion, hallucinations, difficulty in speaking and walking and you can even faint. If you have taken excess of Rancv by mistake, call your doctor right away or seek emergency medical care in a nearby hospital.
Q. Is it safe to take Rancv if I am already taking metoprolol?
Yes, it is safe to take the Rancv and Metoprolol together. Rancv has minimal effect on blood pressure in patients of angina.
Q. I am a diabetic and am taking metformin. My doctor has prescribed Rancv, is it safe to take both together?
If you are taking metformin along with Rancv, you have to be careful since Rancv may increase the levels of metformin in the body which can lead to metformin toxicity. Talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of metformin.
Q. I have been taking simvastatin to keep my cholesterol levels in check. Can I take Rancv with it?
It is recommended not to take simvastatin and Rancv together because it may cause simvastatin toxicity which may lead to symptoms like muscle weakness and soreness, fatigue, decreased urination, etc. Let your doctor know that you are already taking simvastatin. If it is still necessary to take, then take it exactly as advised by the doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 20th Sep 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.