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Ranolazine : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Ranolazine with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Ranolazine is an anti-anginal compound, prescribed for chest pain either alone or combined with other medication.

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Ranolazine Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit: Avoid grapefruit and its juice when you are on ranolazine. This combination may increase the side effects of the drug.

Ranolazine Interactions with Alcohol

Intake of alcohol with ranolazine will make you feel dizzy and sleepy. It is better to avoid alcohol when you are on this drug especially when you have to be alert.
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How to Take the Medication -

Ranolazine is available as an extended release tablet. You will be usually advised to take it twice a day with food or on an empty stomach. Follow the exact directions from your doctor. Swallow the ranolazine tablet as a whole instead of crushing, chewing or breaking it.
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