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A 27-year-old male asked:

Scared to start propranolol, read it can cause heart attack and death. should i be concerned at my age?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Propranolol: "Abrupt cessation of propranolol therapy may result in hypertension, myocardial infarction,& angina pectoris in some patients." < than 0.1% for Anaphylaxis. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/propranolol-side-effects.html ** Propranolol Overdoses have caused death, seizure, cardiovascular collapse, hypoglycemia, coma & respiratory depression. REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/866746
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Provided original answer
If you don't plan to take an overdose or to abruptly cease tx - I would think that you would not be likely to have signficant risk from having a heart attack or to die from this. The problem with reading about things on the internet is that sometimes it can scare you unneccesarily. Take care.
Sep 16, 2017
Last updated Sep 16, 2017


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