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Review: could Ranexa cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Ranexa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, 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, 27 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Ranexa

Ranexa (latest outcomes from 1,798 users) has active ingredients of ranolazine. It is often used in angina.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,600 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,680 people reported to have side effects when taking Ranexa. Among them, 27 people (1.61%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 520,673 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Ranexa reports

Time on Ranexa when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Ranexa * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain84.00%16.00%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Ranexa * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%15.79%5.26%36.84%42.11%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Ranexa ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%80.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Angina pectoris (8 people, 29.63%)
  2. Leukaemia (4 people, 14.81%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 7.41%)
  4. Cardiac disorder (2 people, 7.41%)
  5. Hypertension (2 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (15 people, 55.56%)
  2. Imdur (8 people, 29.63%)
  3. Atenolol (8 people, 29.63%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (7 people, 25.93%)
  5. Nitroglycerin (6 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Shayna on Jun, 10, 2012:

    I have experienced a weight gain of about 20 pounds while taking Ranexa. I am wondering if anyone has the experience of getting off Ranexa and thus losing the additional weight. Thank you, Shayna

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