Propranolol, sold under brand names such as Inderal, is in the beta-blocker class of drugs. Propranolol is marketed as a generic drug. It can be taken orally or by intravenous injection. There are short-acting and long-acting types. Propranolol he appears in the blood after 30 minutes, and when taken orally he has a maximum effect in 60-90 minutes. This medicine is a non-selective β-blocker that blocks β-adrenergic receptors.
Propranolol is used to treat tremors [ Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost any part of your body, but the trembling occurs most often in your hands — especially when you do simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass or tying shoelaces ], angina [ Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina is also called angina pectoris. Angina pain is often described as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in the chest. ] , high blood pressure (high blood pressure), abnormal heart rhythm, and other heart or circulatory conditions. It is also used to prevent and reduce the severity and frequency of migraines.
Propranolol is available as tablets, solution (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) capsules for oral use. Propranolol Sustained Release Capsules (brand name:
Inderal LA) is usually taken once daily. Extended-release capsules (Innoplan XL, Inderal XL) should usually be taken at bedtime and consistently with or without food. Fast-acting propranolol tablets or solution can be taken 2, 3, or 4 times daily. Take propranolol at about the same time each day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take propranolol as directed. Do not take more or less, or more often than directed by your doctor.
Common side effects include nausea, abdominal pain, and constipation. Do not use in patients with an already slow heart rate or most heart failure patients. Stopping the drug abruptly in patients with coronary artery disease may worsen symptoms. May aggravate asthma symptoms. Caution should be used in patients with liver or kidney problems. Taking propranolol during pregnancy may harm your baby. Probably safe to use while breastfeeding, but baby should be monitored for side effects
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