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Propranolol is used for:
Treating high blood pressure or atrial fibrillation. It is used in patients with angina to decrease angina frequency and increase exercise tolerance. It is used to decrease the risk of heart death
in certain patients who have survived a heart attack. It is used to treat certain types of tremors, a heart condition called hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, or certain symptoms of adrenal tumors. It is used to prevent migraines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Propranolol is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent. It works by slowing down the heart and reducing blood pressure, which helps it pump more efficiently and reduces the workload on the heart. It may also interfere with the action of adrenalin and other similar chemicals in the brain preventing migraine headaches.
you are allergic to any ingredient in Propranolol
you have a very slow heartbeat and heart block; had a heart attack and have very low blood pressure or uncontrolled heart failure or shock caused by heart failure
you have asthma or Raynaud phenomenon
you are a child with diabetes or heart failure
you are taking mibefradil
Do NOT use Propranolol if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Propranolol :
Some medical conditions may interact with Propranolol . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, or are taking medicine for allergies
if you have ever had an adrenal gland tumor; anaphylaxis; asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, or other lung disease; congestive heart failure; narrowing of blood vessels of the legs, arms, stomach, or kidneys; an unusually slow heartbeat;
diabetes; kidney problems; low blood sugar; or an overactive thyroid
if you have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
if you are having surgery
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Propranolol . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, flecainide, quinidine), antipsychotics
(eg, chlorpromazine, haloperidol), bupivacaine, calcium channel blockers (eg, mibefradil, nifedipine, verapamil), cimetidine, ketanserin, mefloquine, or thioamines
(eg, tapazole) because potentially life-threatening heart-related side effects may occur, including very slow heart rate; abnormal heartbeat; lightheadedness, especially upon standing; difficulty breathing, especially when lying down;
loss of function in the heart and lungs; and swelling of ankles
Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), clonidine,
phenytoin, rifampin, or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine) because they may decrease Propranolol 's effectiveness
Certain stimulants (adrenalin, pseudoephedrine), hydralazine, insulin, lidocaine, quinazolines (eg, doxazosin), rizatriptan, or theophylline because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased by Propranolol
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Propranolol may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Propranolol :
Use Propranolol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Propranolol by mouth with or without food, but it should be taken at the same time daily and consistently either on an empty stomach or with food.
Do not take antacids
containing aluminum within 2 hours of taking Propranolol .
Continue to use Propranolol even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
If you miss a dose of Propranolol , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Propranolol .
Propranolol may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Propranolol with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Propranolol may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the
morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
Check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while you are taking Propranolol .
Patients who take medicine for high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment. Be sure to take your medicine even if you may not feel "normal." Tell your doctor if you develop any new symptoms.
Propranolol may mask the signs of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). If you have an overactive thyroid and stop taking Propranolol too suddenly, symptoms of hyperthyroidism (eg, fast heartbeat) may occur.
Patients with a history of severe allergic reactions may be more sensitive to allergens while taking Propranolol . These patients may not respond to the usual dose of epinephrine (adrenalin).
Diabetes patients - Propranolol may hide signs of low blood sugar, such as a rapid heartbeat. Be sure to watch for other signs of
low blood sugar. Low blood sugar may make you anxious, sweaty, weak, dizzy, drowsy, or faint. It may also make your vision change; give you a headache, chills, or tremors; or make you more hungry. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Propranolol before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
Propranolol may interfere with certain lab tests, including the glaucoma screening test. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Propranolol .
Lab tests, including blood pressure and heart function tests, may be performed while you use Propranolol . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Caution is advised when using Propranolol in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially
breathing problems and high blood sugar levels.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Propranolol while you are pregnant. Propranolol is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Propranolol , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Important safety information:
If you suddenly stop taking Propranolol , you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms, including worsening chest pain along with possible heart attack.
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