Caroza 500 MG Tablet 10
Ranolazine is used to treat symptoms of angina (chronic chest pain). It is used alone or in combination with other drugs.
Mode of drug action :
Ranolazine is antianginal and anti-ischemic drug. It acts by altering the intracellular calcium levels that affect sodium-dependent calcium channels during myocardial ischemia. It thus prevents calcium overload on the myocardial muscles that cause chest pain.
What are the common side effects?
The most common side effects of ranolazine are dizziness, bloating, swelling of the face, arms, and hands, difficulty in breathing, hearing loss, lightheadedness, tightness in chest, fast and irregular heartbeat, and ringing or buzzing in the ears
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Avoid using Caroza tab while using antifungals, barbiturates, carbamazepine, phenytoin and antibiotics.
• Caroza drug is not recommended for concomitant use with antipsychotics.
• Patients with a family history of irregular heartbeat should not take Caroza.
• Do not take grapefruit or grapefruit juice while using Caroza drug.
• Caroza drug may cause blurred vision and dizziness, which may affect your regular works, so avoid doing tasks that need alertness.
• Take the Caroza medicine as prescribed. Do not self-medicate or have overdoses of the drug.
• Pregnant women should take the drug with caution, as it may affect the fetus.
What else should I know?
1. Can ranolazine relieve acute chest pain? No, ranolazine is used for chronic chest pain.
2. Can I gain/ lose weight while using ranolazine? You may gain weight while using ranolazine. Report the doctor if the condition worsens.
3. I am suffering from liver cirrhosis. Can I take ranolazine? No, do not use ranolazine if you are suffering from liver cirrhosis.
4. I am a diabetic. Can I use ranolazine medicine? Discuss with your doctor before taking the ranolazine, as diabetic drugs may increase the risks of side effects.
5. Is ranolazine safe during breastfeeding? No, ranolazine is unsafe for use during breastfeeding.