In a large (n=6560) placebo-controlled trial (MERLIN-TIMI 36) in patients with acute coronary syndrome, there was no benefit shown on outcome measures. However, the study is somewhat reassuring regarding proarrhythmic risks, as ventricular arrhythmias were less common on ranolazine [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.2)], and there was no difference between ranolazine and placebo in the risk of all-cause mortality (relative risk ranolazine:placebo 0.99 with an upper 95% confidence limit of 1.22).
Ranolazine extended-release tablets, 500 mg are light orange colored, oval shaped, beveled edge, biconvex, film coated tablets debossed with “588” on one side and plain on other side and are supplied as follows:
NDC 72578-064-14 in bottles of 60 tablets
NDC 72578-064-01 in bottles of 100 tablets
NDC 72578-064-05 in bottles of 500 tablets
NDC 72578-064-77 in unit-dose blister cartons of 100 Tablets (10 x 10 Unit-dose)
Ranolazine extended-release tablets, 1000 mg are pale yellow colored, oval shaped, beveled edge, biconvex, film coated tablets debossed with “589” on one side and plain on other side and are supplied as follows:
NDC 72578-065-14 in bottles of 60 tablets
NDC 72578-065-01 in bottles of 100 tablets
NDC 72578-065-05 in bottles of 500 tablets
NDC 72578-065-77 in unit-dose blister cartons of 100 Tablets (10 x 10 Unit-dose)
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Inform patients that ranolazine will not abate an acute angina episode.
Strong CY3PA Inhibitors, CYP3A Inducers, Liver Cirrhosis
- Inform patients that ranolazine should not be used with drugs that are strong CYP3A inhibitors (e.g., ketoconazole, clarithromycin, nefazodone, ritonavir) [(see Contraindications (4), Drug Interactions (7.1)].
- Inform patients that ranolazine should not be used with drugs that are inducers of CYP3A (e.g., rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentine, barbiturates, carbamazepine, phenytoin, St. John’s wort) [(see Contraindications (4), Drug Interactions (7.1)].
- Inform patients that ranolazine should not be used in patients with liver cirrhosis [(see Contraindications (4), Use in Specific Populations (8.6)].
- Advise patients to inform their physician if they are receiving drugs that are moderate CYP3A inhibitors (e.g., diltiazem, verapamil, erythromycin) [see Drug Interactions (7)].
- Advise patients to inform their physician if they are receiving drugs that are P-gp inhibitors (e.g., cyclosporine) [see Drug Interactions (7)].
- Advise patients to limit grapefruit juice or grapefruit products when taking ranolazine [see Drug Interactions (7)].
- Inform patients that ranolazine may produce changes in the electrocardiogram (QTc interval prolongation) [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
- Advise patients to inform their physician of any personal or family history of QTc prolongation, congenital long QT syndrome, or if they are receiving drugs that prolong the QTc interval such as Class Ia (e.g., quinidine) or Class III (e.g., dofetilide, sotalol, amiodarone) antiarrhythmic agents, erythromycin, and certain antipsychotics (e.g., thioridazine, ziprasidone) [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
Patients with severe renal impairment may be at risk of renal failure while on ranolazine. Advise patients to inform their physician if they have impaired renal function before or while taking ranolazine [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
- Inform patients that ranolazine may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. Patients should know how they react to ranolazine before they operate an automobile or machinery, or engage in activities requiring mental alertness or coordination [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)].
- Advise patients to contact their physician if they experience fainting spells while taking ranolazine.
- Instruct patients to swallow ranolazine extended-release tablet whole, with or without meals, and not to crush, break, or chew tablets. Inform patients that if a dose is missed, to take the usual dose at the next scheduled time. The next dose should not be doubled. Inform patients that doses of ranolazine higher than 1000 mg twice daily should not be used [see Dosage and Administration (2)].
- Advise patients to inform their physician of any other medications taken concurrently with ranolazine, including over-the-counter medications.
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Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Cranford, NJ 07016
Ranolazine (ra NOE la zeen)
500 mg tablets
1000 mg tablets
Read this Patient Information before you start taking ranolazine extended-release tablet and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or treatment.
What are ranolazine extended-release tablet?
Ranolazine extended-release tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat angina that keeps coming back (chronic angina).
Ranolazine extended-release tablet may be used with other medicines that are used for heart problems and blood pressure control.
It is not known if ranolazine extended-release tablet is safe and effective in children.
Who should not take ranolazine extended-release tablet?
Do not take ranolazine extended-release tablet if:
- you take any of the following medicines:
- for fungus infection: ketoconazole (Nizoral®), itraconazole (Sporanox® , OnmelTM)
- for infection: clarithromycin (Biaxin®)
- for depression: nefazodone
- for HIV: nelfinavir (Viracept®), ritonavir (Norvir®), lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra®), indinavir (Crixivan®), saquinavir (Invirase®)
- for tuberculosis (TB): rifampin (Rifadin®), rifabutin (Mycobutin®), rifapentine (Priftin®)
- for seizures: phenobarbital, phenytoin (Phenytek® , Dilantin® , Dilantin125®), carbamazepine (Tegretol®)
- St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)
- you have scarring (cirrhosis) of your liver
Before you take ranolazine extended-release tablet, tell your doctor if you:
- have or have a family history of a heart problem, called ‘QT prolongation’ or ‘long QT syndrome’.
- have liver problems.
- have kidney problems.
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if ranolazine extended-release tablet will harm your unborn baby.
- are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if ranolazine extended-release tablet passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will breast-feed.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including all prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Ranolazine extended-release tablet may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how ranolazine extended-release tablet works.
Tell your doctor if you take medicines:
- for your heart
- for cholesterol
- for diabetes
- for infection
- for fungus
- for transplant
- for nausea and vomiting because of cancer treatments
- for mental problems
How should I take ranolazine extended-release tablet?
- Take ranolazine extended-release tablet exactly as your doctor tells you.
- Your doctor will tell you how much ranolazine extended-release tablet to take and when to take it.
- Do not change your dose unless your doctor tells you to.
- Tell your doctor if you still have symptoms of angina after starting ranolazine extended-release tablet.
- Take ranolazine extended-release tablet by mouth, with or without food.
- Swallow the ranolazine extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew ranolazine extended-release tablet before swallowing.
- If you miss a dose of ranolazine extended-release tablet, wait to take the next dose of ranolazine extended-release tablet at your regular time. Do not make up for the missed dose. Do not take more than 1 dose at a time.
- If you take too much ranolazine extended-release tablet, call your doctor, or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
- Grapefruit and grapefruit juice. Limit products that have grapefruit in them. They can cause your blood levels of ranolazine extended-release tablet to increase.
- Ranolazine extended-release tablet can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. If you have these symptoms, do not drive a car, use machinery, or do anything that needs you to be alert.
Ranolazine extended-release tablet may cause serious side effects, including:
- changes in the electrical activity of your heart called QT prolongation. Your doctor may check the electrical activity of your heart with an ECG. Tell your doctor right away if you feel faint, lightheaded, or feel your heart beating irregularly or fast while taking ranolazine extended-release tablet. These may be symptoms related to QT prolongation.
- kidney failure in people who already have severe kidney problems. Your doctor may need to do tests to check how your kidneys are working.
These are not all the possible side effects of ranolazine extended-release tablet. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store ranolazine extended-release tablet?
Store ranolazine extended-release tablets between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Keep ranolazine extended-release tablet and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about ranolazine extended-release tablet.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in the Patient Information. Do not use ranolazine extended-release tablet for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ranolazine extended-release tablet to other people, even if they have the same condition you have. It may harm them.
The Patient Information summarizes the most important information about ranolazine extended-release tablet. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about ranolazine extended-release tablet that is written for health professionals.
For more information, call Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-888-304-5011.
What is chronic angina?
Chronic angina means pain or discomfort in the chest, jaw, shoulder, back, or arm that keeps coming back. There are other possible signs and symptoms of angina including shortness of breath. Angina usually comes on when you are active or under stress. Chronic angina is a symptom of a heart problem called coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as coronary artery disease (CAD). When you have CHD, the blood vessels in your heart become stiff and narrow. Oxygen-rich blood cannot reach your heart muscle easily. Angina comes on when too little oxygen reaches your heart muscle.
What are the ingredients in ranolazine extended-release tablet?
Active ingredient: ranolazine
500 mg tablet: ferrosoferric oxide, hypromellose, iron oxide red, iron oxide yellow, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer type C (contains polysorbate 80 and sodium lauryl sulfate), microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, titanium dioxide and talc.
1000 mg tablet: ferrosoferric oxide, hypromellose, iron oxide yellow, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer type C (contains polysorbate 80 and sodium lauryl sulfate), microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, titanium dioxide and talc.
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Cadila Healthcare Ltd.,
Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Cranford, NJ 07016
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