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How effective is ranolazine?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Ranolazine has been shown to increase exercise tolerance. Ranolazine also decreases the frequency of angina episodes and the need to use nitroglycerin. Ranolazine does not cause changes in heart rate or blood pressure. 

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