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Review: could Ranexa cause Chest pain?

Summary: Chest pain could be caused by Ranexa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Angina pectoris.

We study 1,691 people who have side effects while taking Ranexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 121 have Chest pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest pain and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 1,680 people reported to have side effects when taking Ranexa. Among them, 121 people (7.20%) have Chest Pain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 916,056 people who have Chest Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Chest pain in Ranexa reports

Time on Ranexa when people have Chest pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chest pain70.37%11.11%11.11%0.00%7.41%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Chest pain when taking Ranexa * :

FemaleMale
Chest pain61.98%38.02%

Age of people who have Chest pain when taking Ranexa * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chest pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.09%8.70%25.00%65.22%

Severity of Chest pain when taking Ranexa ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chest pain0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Chest pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chest pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Angina pectoris (26 people, 21.49%)
  2. Chest pain (19 people, 15.70%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (10 people, 8.26%)
  4. Hypertension (8 people, 6.61%)
  5. Osteoporosis (8 people, 6.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (70 people, 57.85%)
  2. Plavix (57 people, 47.11%)
  3. Nitroglycerin (37 people, 30.58%)
  4. Crestor (34 people, 28.10%)
  5. Lipitor (24 people, 19.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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