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A 27-year-old female asked:

Prescribed inderal (propranolol) for anxiety related pvc's/adrenaline rushes/panic.scared the inderal (propranolol) will harm my heart after researching side effects online.help.

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Gieck
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Side effects: Pleased to see that you actively learn about your prescribed medications. If it has not happened already, these concerns are worth a conversation with your provider to clarify why this medication was selected for you, how potential risks and side effects are monitored, and what is the risk to you based on your health history. Overall inderal (propranolol) has a low risk of cardiovascular complications.
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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Probably no harm.: It may depend on the dose, but Inderal (propranolol) is unlikely to to actually cause heart side effect problems. Your fear is more likely the fear for which you are taking the Inderal (propranolol). However, there may be a major question about whether Inderal (propranolol) is at all a helpful medicine, depending on your particular kind of anxiety.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2015
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