What is Inderal (Propranolol) used for?
Inderal (Propranolol) can treat various conditions, such as tremors, irregular heartbeats, angina, an overactive thyroid, anxiety, migraine headaches or high blood pressure. It can lower the risk of complications caused by high blood pressure, and patients who suffer from angina can increase their ability to exercise. By preventing the actions of natural chemicals such as epinephrine from affecting the heart and blood vessels, this drug reduces the heart rate.
How should I use Inderal (Propranolol)?
Patients should take Inderal (Propranolol) tablets by mouth. The exact dosage for this drug can vary, depending on a number of factors. Patients are often prescribed anything from 2 to 4 doses per day, which should be taken after meals and at bedtime if told to do so. If this drug is being used to treat hypertension, you should note that you may need to take it for 1 to 2 weeks to see the benefits. Continue taking it unless your physician tells you not to. If your physician has prescribed this drug to you to prevent migraines, you should note that it will only prevent them, and should not be taken to provide relief.
What are the side effects of Inderal (Propranolol)?
Side effects of Inderal (Propranolol) include:
Patients who experience depression, hallucinations, changes in mood or other side effects should seek the advice of a physician.
You should never abruptly stop taking this drug, as this may cause serious complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Inderal (Propranolol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.