Can You Cut Ranexa In Half?

In our latest question and answer, the pharmacist discuses whether or not the prescription drug Ranexa can safely be cut in half.

Can You Cut Ranexa In Half?
Feb 22, 2019

louman19 asked

Can I cut a 1000mg Ranexa in half to get a 500mg dosage?

At a glance

  • Ranexa tablets cannot be cut due to the extended-release mechanism. Cutting or splitting the tablets will release the entire dose at once, increasing the risk of side effects and shorten the duration of action of the drug.


Large Purple Pill Cut In Half

Ranexa (ranolazine) tablets should not be cut or split in half, unfortunately. Additionally, they should not be crushed or chewed. The tablets are only intended to be swallowed whole.

The prescribing information for Ranexa states the following regarding instructions for administration:

Infographic Stating Do Not Split Ranexa

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