Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S

Description
  • Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S contains Ranolazine as an active pharmaceutical ingredient.
  • Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is used to treat a certain type of chest pain(chronic stable angina). It decreases the number of times you may get chest pain. Relieving symptoms of angina can increase your ability to exercise and perform strenuous work.
  • Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Swallow this medication whole.
  • Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with this medication.
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Type

Tablet

Feature

500mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Ranolazine

Composition

Ranolazine 500 mg

Brand

Searle Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is designed to treat, prevent, and reduce the frequency of chest pains caused due to lack of oxygen and blood reaching the heart and its muscles. Such chest pains are commonly categorized as Angina, which is one of the first and most common signs of a heart attack, therefore it must be taken seriously and treated immediately.

Commonly a tablet or two is most prescribed to patients to be ingested along with food. Dosage may be different for everyone depending upon each patient’s severity of illness. Patients ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of angina, as that may lead to an increased risk in patients experiencing chest pains.

Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is not prescribed to patients aged 18 years and below. For pregnant and lactating women, Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is to be ingested only if extremely necessary and under the care and supervision of a physician. Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S might show mild side effects such as fatigue, dizziness, and headache which resolve on their own in a few days

Indications

Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S can be used to treat and prevent:

  • Stroke
  • Chest pains (Angina attacks)

How Does Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S Work?

Research regarding the pathways Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S takes to lower chest pain, is still underway; to date it’s been recorded that Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S changes the ionic balance inside heart muscles thereby, providing patients with relief.

How To Use Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S?

Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is advised to be ingested along with food, without splitting the tablet in half or crushing it. Tablet is to be ingested with plenty of water to ensure easy passage of tablet into the throat.

Dosage may be different for everyone depending upon each patient’s severity of illness. Patients ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of angina, as that may lead to an increased risk in patients experiencing chest pains.

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day, an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S at the proper time each day. If the patient misses a dose of Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S, they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then it’s beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule, doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

1-2 tablets a day, to be ingested with food, is commonly prescribed.

Child Dosage

There isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is safe to be ingested by patients aged 18 years and below.

Elderly Dosage 

For patients over the age of 75 years, the drug’s dosage may be lower than usual. If after a few weeks the patient’s symptoms do not decrease the physician may increase the patient’s dosage.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S may be prescribed to pregnant women if and only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician. There isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is found in breast milk and is therefore prescribed quite rarely to breastfeeding mothers.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe liver disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe heart disease/impairment 
  • Familial history of heart disease 
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Heart failure 
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Low potassium levels in the bloodstream

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S:

  • History of alcohol abuse 
  • Mild to moderate heart disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate liver disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate kidney disease/impairment 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S:

  • Grapefruit 
  • Diuretics 
  • Anti-seizure medication 
  • Antifungal medications (such as,Ketoconazole)
  • HIV protease inhibitors
  • Clarithromycin 
  • Rifamycin
  • Amiodarone 
  • Sotalol 
  • Quinidine 
  • Nefadozone 
  • Antidepressants
  • Certain cholesterol medications (such as Atorvastatin) 
  • Cyclosporine 
  • Metformin 
  • Verapamil
  • Digoxin 
  • Haloperidol 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache 
  • Fatigue 
  • Stomach problems (such as nausea and constipation)

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Edema (swelling) of hands and feet
  • Weight gain 
  • Tremors 
  • Changes in frequency and/or in color 
  • Fainting 
  • Difficulty in vision

How To Cope with Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days.

FAQs

#1. Can Lifestyle Changes Help Me With My Condition?

Yes. You can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#2. What If I Take Too Much Of Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3. How Is Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S Supposed To Be Taken?

Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is to be ingested orally one to two times daily or as per a doctor’s prescription. Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is to be taken with food, preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#4. Can I Take Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S During My Pregnancy?

Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S may be prescribed to pregnant women if and only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician. There isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is found in breast milk and is therefore prescribed quite rarely to breastfeeding mothers.

#5. How To Store Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S?

Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#6. Does Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S Cause Addiction?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#7. What If I Forget to Take The Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day, an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take {[product}} at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal. If the patient misses a dose of Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S, they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then it’s beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule, doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#8. Is Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S Safe to Give to Elderly Patients?

Yes. This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function, Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S.

#9. Can Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S Interfere with Fertility?

There is not sufficient evidence to support the above statement. If a patient does become pregnant it is imperative that they inform their doctor immediately as Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S can have fatal effects on the developing fetus.

#10. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Rancard XR 500mg Tablet 14 ‘S?

  • Dizziness
  • Headache 
  • Fatigue 
  • Stomach problems (such as nausea and constipation)