Ranolazine treats ongoing chest pain. Do not break, crush, or chew tablets. Swallow tablets whole.

Ranolazine Overview

Reviewed: September 29, 2013

Ranolazine is a prescription medication used to treat chronic angina (ongoing chest pain). It belongs to a group of drugs called antianginals. The exact way it works is unknown. Ranolazine is used to prevent angina attacks. It will not lessen an attack that has already begun.

Ranolazine comes in an extended-release (long-acting) tablet. It is usually taken twice daily, with or without food. Ranolazine tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed, broken, or chewed.

Common side effects include nausea, constipation, and headache. Ranolazine can cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how it affects you.

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Uses of Ranolazine

Ranolazine is a prescription medication used to treat chronic angina (ongoing chest pain).

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Ranolazine Brand Names

Ranolazine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Ranolazine Drug Class

Ranolazine is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Ranolazine

Common side effects include:

  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • headache
  • slow heart rate
  • palpitations
  • stomach pain
  • dry mouth
  • vomiting

This is not a complete list of ranolazine side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.