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Indications of Propranolol
Propranolol is essentially used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or high blood pressure. This drug is administered in patients that have angina who needs to decrease angina frequency as well as increase exercise tolerance. Propranolol can also be used to decrease heart death risk in those patients who are heart attack survivors. It is also used for the treatment of certain types of tremor, which is a heart condition that is called hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, as well as for the treatment of symptoms of adrenal tumors. This drug can also bed used for the prevention of migraines and for any other conditions determined by a physician.
How Propranolol Works
Propranolol is basically a beta-adrenergic blocking agent. The drug works through slowing down the heart rate as well as reducing blood pressure. This helps the heart to pump blood more efficiently and effectively reduces the heart’s workload. The drug could also interfere with the action of brain chemicals such as adrenalin and other similar chemicals, consequently preventing migraine headaches.
Administration of Propranolol
Make sure that Propranolol is administered as directed by the physician. Additionally, the medicine label should also be checked for the exact dosage instructions. Propranolol may be orally taken with or without food. However, it must be taken around the same time everyday.
Antacids that have aluminum must also not be taken after 2 hours upon taking Propranolol. The use of this drug should also be continued even when the patient already feels well.
Doses must not be missed. If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as remembered. If it is time for the next dose, the missed dose could be skipped and then just follow the regular schedule for doses. Two doses must not be taken at one time.
If the use of Propranolol is suddenly stopped, withdrawal symptoms may be experienced, such as an aggravating chest pain and the possibility of a heart attack.
Side Effects of Propranolol
Make sure that a consultation with the doctor is made if any of these common side effects become bothersome: drowsiness; dizziness; lightheadedness; and fatigue.