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User Reviews for Ranexa

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Angina 7.4
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Reviews for Ranexa

Grey · Taken for less than 1 month August 3, 2020

For Angina: “I have Microvascular Angina and am already on various medications. I started 375mg of Ranexa twice a day a week ago and I’ve felt like a zombie since, with a permanent headache, dizziness and all I want to do is sleep. Hoping it will ease off.”

1 / 10
Merry March 2, 2020

For Angina: “Have been on Ranexa for 2 years after having a 2 x bypass 4 years ago - It is the only drug that has given me any relief and a sense of well being. I recently found out the bypass failed, but Ranexa still worked. I take four 500 mg daily - It is easier to swallow.”

Paul · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 19, 2020

“Have had Afib since May 2016. Been on Multaq and Metopralol for all that time. Have been cardioverted 11 times. In May 2019 saw a general Cardiologist and added 1000 mg 2 x a day of Ranexa (now Ranolazine) in addition to the 400mg of Multaq 2x a day. Doc told me if I go into fib take an extra Ranolazine (mid regular doses) for up to 2 days and if I do not self convert call his office. I call Ranolazine my miracle drug. One extra dose has converted me every time between 3 hours and 40 hours after taking. The Ranolazine has made my PACs which I had most of the time to be now nonexistent which was an added benefit. There are articles on the internet about the use of Ranexa to treat Afib. It is mainly used for angina. Doc told me that people who had angina and Afib were found to have fewer Afib bouts after starting Ranexa. I know a patient of the Doc who uses Renexa as pill in the pocket for her Afib and it works great for her too.”

9 / 10
LDM · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 17, 2019

For Angina: “Started Ranexa two months ago after experiencing extreme throat and jaw pain. Have had four stents in the last twenty years plus a single by-pass surgery. So far, have had no negative side effects and the angina pain left me a week after beginning the medication. Taking 750mg twice a day. Will continue to monitor blood results to see if any long term problems arise.”

10 / 10
Pixie · Taken for less than 1 month October 8, 2019

For Angina: “Tried several drugs for angina ranexa gave me a dry mouth at night and was drinking all night also slight headache and affected my breathing I have COPD and asthma”

2 / 10
Kid · Taken for 5 to 10 years May 21, 2019

For Angina: “I'm a 55 year old female who experienced early onset heart disease with angina symptoms that I first noticed at age 41. I was 49 before I found a doc who took my symptoms seriously. An angiogram showed an 85% blockage on my LAD and a stent was placed. I thought I was "fixed", but the angina persisted and I was diagnosed with microvascular disease. Ranexa has given back my quality of life, including being able to briskly walk 4-5 miles with the occasional sprint thrown in. If I forget to take it, I experience pain just walking up a small slope. Fortunately, my insurance has covered it after getting a prior authorization. My copay just went from $30/month to $10 thanks to the new generic. Side effects:. Occasional mild dizziness, manageable constipation.”

10 / 10
Chris · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 12, 2019

For Angina: “The second, third and fourth days of taking Renexa I had radical changes in my systolic pressure and at any moment my BP would be 177 - 185. After thirty minutes everything would be back to normal 125/68. This occurred 3 - 4 times a day. I messaged my cardiologist, he reviewed my symptoms and stated this a known side effect. To prevent it he recommended to stop taking Renexa. Talking to friends on the ones taking the drug has had no side effects.”

5 / 10
Philcho · Taken for less than 1 month May 8, 2019

For Angina: “After angiogram last week was told that not possible to continue with the stents - I need a triple bypass. The angina has been getting worse and I need nitro several times a day including waking up at night. In preparation for the op, my doc has put me on Ranexa and within 48 hours I feel great. My heart function is good, no need for nitro and quality of life is so much better. It is expensive but there is now a generic.”

9 / 10
Patient · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 15, 2019

For Angina: “Ranexa is TOO EXPENSIVE! Cost it ridiculous. For me it's been effective and with minimal to no side affects. Apparently not for the middle class though. Rich can afford it, poor can get it for free. The rest of the population gets screwed.”

8 / 10
dwm · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 23, 2019

For Angina: “I have had a four way bypass and now have 12 stents, still have angina. Dr. put me on Ranexa 500mg twice daily then upped it to 1000mg twice a day. Has helped very well but still get occasional angina. Been on it for 3yrs. Now retired I can no longer afford, don't know what to do, sine I'm on 4 other meds for angina too.”

10 / 10
Tracer · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 20, 2019

For Angina: “Haven’t had much help at all with Ranexa for my Cardiac X Syndrome and I’m so disappointed I could cry. It was my last hope. Apparently Cardiac X syndrome (or Micovascular disease) is a little known & understood thing (unless you venture off to Emory Heart in Georgia - or to some places in Switzerland). In my area - all they do is give you some Ranxea and tell ya to come back in 6 months. Feeling very hopeless.....”

2 / 10
Li January 27, 2019

For Angina: “Comment to the one that is taking simvastatin with the Ranexa, I read earlier that was one of the medicines that was not to be taken with Ranexa or at least some people need to reduce the simvasatin dose. My dad takes the med for his angina and I was just looking at side effects. His could be from Ranexa but not sure.”

GratefuleD · Taken for less than 1 month January 9, 2019

For Angina: “10 years ago at age 46 years old I had a heart attack and quadruple bypass. 8 years ago one stent 4 years ago 2 more stents After over 2 weeks of non-stop angina my only relief was sleeping. After 2 days of 500mg renaxa, felt like a new man. I finally had relief from angina. Some bad side effects of lightheadedness, dizzy headache, and constipation. I had my first Angina attack, nitro helps but thought I had it beat. I would gladly take the bad, but for myself, tolerable side effects for the Angina( Medicaid covers my cost)”

8 / 10
Tjr3101 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 8, 2019

For Angina: “I still have some pain in my throat and jaw at times but rarely did I get chest pain since being on Ranexa 750mg twice a day. I used to wake up in the night with the most horrendous pain and since taking these it's not happened once. I couldn't even talk in sentences without getting breathless, now that's better too. I'm lucky enough that I live in the UK and we have a National Health Service, however even if I had to get a private prescription these would cost me around £60 per month, which I would most happily pay.”

10 / 10
Artr01 · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 16, 2018

For Angina: “Significant reduction in chest tightness, indigestion and chest pain. I do still occasionally get chest pain that I have to relieve with nitroglycerin but not that often.”

9 / 10
SinCA · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 12, 2018

For Angina: “I had 2 stents placed 3 years ago. Recently angina has set in and my cardiologist has diagnosed coronary slow flow. He started me on Ranexa and I started to feel better in a few days. Three weeks later we checked for placebo effects by stopping Ranexa; within 30 hours I was having angina again. I restarted Ranexa and the pains went away within 24 hours. This is the first such cardiac drug I have not been allergic to -- I'm allergic to every statin out there. It is sad to read that others have had a bad experience with Ranexa, but it is working for me. I am also pleased to also see that they provide coupons to reduce the price to $5 a month (if you have private insurance).”

9 / 10
DB · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 5, 2018

For Angina: “Great drug. Was having trouble just walking and felt like garbage until I took this. Upped dosage to 1000mg 2x’s per day on advise of Dr. (Cardiologist). Had strong dizzy feeling. So maybe I take before bed 1000mg but just 500mg in morning. Will follow Dr advice. I’m starting to feel like a walking pharmacy!”

10 / 10
Buzz · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 13, 2018

For Angina: “I have had good response from Ranexa for the past year but could no longer afford it - $600 per month. I found I can get the generic (ranolazine) through a Canadian company for $60 per month - BIG difference. The formula is consistent and it works the same for me when compared to the high priced brand regardless of what people say about foreign drug companies.”

Donna C · Taken for less than 1 month May 11, 2018

For Angina: “I was just prescribed Ranexa 500mg 2 times a day. After 2 full days I had to come off of it. The side effects were horrible, hands swelling, dizziness, feeling faint, heart palpitations, shaking and low blood pressure. Was advised by cardiologist to stop immediately and am scheduled to see him Monday. I stopped it Wednesday evening and side effects are easing up, but not completely gone as of today, Friday”

1 / 10
B · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 4, 2018

For Angina: “Five stents and put on range a almost immediately. Very good but I still had angina. Last summer, my cardio put me on Norvasc. Absolutely terrific drug for angina. Angina pretty much disappeared. When I ran out last month, for five days, I started having attacks again. Do inquire about it. I am going to talk to her about getting off Ranexa. Super expensive, too, for a retiree, or actually anyone! $1200 a year. I am also going to call the company regarding financial help. Sometimes, they provide it. Only attacks I now have are when I walk in the cold. But spring is coming.”

8 / 10
TTTTTT January 8, 2018

For Angina: “Had a stent put in and another needs to be put in but they can't get the wire to it. Trying to fix it with medication and it is working. I've been having pains thinking its Angina. I've been taking 500mg twice a day and its working. No more pains that was Dec. had already met me max payout. Now Jan. and now they want $359.00 for 1 month and almost $1000.00 for 3 months too expensive for me Sorry!! Good medication but I'm NOT paying that”

8 / 10
Sandinnalee1 December 7, 2017

For Angina: “I have Angina from small artery blockages they cannot Stent. I really can't afford it. I tried to stop taking it and the horrible back pain returned. I took one pill and had relief in an hour. I notice no side effects except constipation. I'm definitely going to have to continue this drug. Perhaps once a day instead of twice. I am supposed to take 500 mg twice a day.”

10 / 10
Still Kicking · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 20, 2017

For Angina: “Had two heart caths to fix a blocked right artery but the Docs were unsuccessful. I've been on Ranexa for about a year for angina pain. Started on 1000 mg twice daily but after a couple months I began to get dizzy spells. So I cut back to 500 mg twice daily and I still have no angina pain and now no dizziness. Tried to cut back to 500 mg once a day, but angina came back. So Ranexa definitely helps. I'm now back to taking 500 mg twice daily.”

9 / 10
Cider man · Taken for less than 1 month August 29, 2017

For Angina: “I was given Ranexa by my Physician Assistant for some minor chest pain. I took 4 doses of Ranexa (500 mg) as prescribed. I experienced dizziness, was light headed. That evening about midnight while I was in bed I had uncontrollable diarrhea, headed to the bathroom, changed pajamas and immediately had uncontrollable diarrhea again. Returning to bed I experienced the uncontrollable diarrhea while asleep. I did not take any more and ended up in the hospital emergency room severely dehydrated. I was there two days with numerous tests. After this experience, I would never take this again. I destroyed the rest of the pills.”

1 / 10
offspring · Taken for less than 1 month June 15, 2017

For Angina: “This caused dizziness, diarrhea, low blood pressure, nausea, and eventually liver failure for my parent, after less than one month of use. Research this before you start taking this drug.”

1 / 10