What is Inderal (Propranolol) used for?
Inderal (Propranolol) is an oral beta-blocker prescribed for the treatment of hypertension or angina. The medication reduces the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. This can reduce symptoms such as headaches, agitation, or faintness. It may also be prescribed for the treatment of arrhythmias, anxiety, tremors, or bleeding from varicose veins. Your doctor may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Inderal (Propranolol)?
Inderal (Propranolol) should always be used according to your doctor`s directions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered two to four times each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Inderal (Propranolol)?
Inderal (Propranolol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, unusual swelling, cold sensations, depression, hallucinations, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a severe skin rash. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Inderal (Propranolol) should not be administered to patients who are fructose intolerant, who have a history of asthma, sick sinus syndrome, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, cardiogenic shock, peripheral arterial disorder, severe angina not caused by exertion, hypotension, uncontrolled heart failure, metabolic acidosis, or an untreated tumour affecting the adrenal gland. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, psoriasis, a history of allergies, heart failure, portal hypertension, liver cirrhosis, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, 1st degree heart block, myasthenia gravis, reduced liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Inderal (Propranolol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Inderal (Propranolol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.