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What is propranolol good for?

What is propranolol good for?

HTN: It is antihypertensive medication but people use for anxiety, essential tremors and tachycardia. ...Read more

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Propranolol (Definition)

Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine ...Read more


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What is propranolol used for?

What is propranolol used for?

Lower blood pressure: Propranolol is used to lower blood pressure and heart rate in a variety of heart conditions. It is also used to lower pressure in the portal veins if someone has cirrhosis of the liver. ...Read more

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What is the use of propranolol?

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What is the use of propranolol?

Inderal (propranolol): For hypertension, anxiety/panic, angina, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, essential tremor, prophylaxis of migraine or cluster headaches, tension headache, akathisias from antipsychotic medications, aggresion in brain injuries, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

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How do I take propranolol pills?

How do I take propranolol pills?

Follow these insruct: Please always take Propranolol tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Ake with water before meals. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to stop.
Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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What is propranolol prescribed for?

What is propranolol prescribed for?

Inderal (propranolol): For hypertension, anxiety/panic, angina, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, essential tremor, prophylaxis of migraine or cluster headaches, tension headache, akathisias from antipsychotic medications, aggresion in brain injuries, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

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What do you think about propranolol?

Propranolol: Is a beta-blocker used to treat angina, high bp, heart rhythm problems, migraines, tremors & anxiety. Caution if u have breathing disorder, congestive heart failure, diabetes, liver/kidney/thyroid disease, or depression. ...Read more

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Can you exercise while on propranolol?

Can you exercise while on propranolol?

Propanolol: Yes. If for hyperthyroidism and tachycardia, or cardiac condition would not over exert. And would devise an exercise plan w/ doctor. Many people are on b blockers for a multitude of reasons and exercise. Just go gradual, do not over exert and review your plan with your doctor. F/u w/ doc, ...Read more

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It's okay to use expired propranolol right?

Less effective: The older it is, the less potency it has. It won't blow up though. ...Read more

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How long does propranolol take to work well?

How long does propranolol take to work well?

Not long: The onset of effect of 'propranolol' tablets is between 1 -2 hours, and will last for between 6 - 12 hours. Lethargy and fatigue are common sde effect which should wear off within a short period of time but must be mentioned to your doctor. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: propranolol?

Please describe the medication: propranolol?

Propranolol: Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine is a beta blocker. ...Read more

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Can you stop taking propranolol after 6 days?

Yes: It's probably better to taper the dose but you probably haven't been on it long enough for your body to have developed a tolerance. But I wouldn't stop the drug unless your doctor agrees; you must be on it for a reason! ...Read more

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What would happen if I took 3g of propranolol?

What would happen if I took 3g of propranolol?

What for?: It is a big dose, and given that propranolol can lower blood pressure and slow heart rate make sure you consult your MD ...Read more

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How much propranolol can be taken at one time?

Depend on use: Propanolol has many indications, including Hypertension, angina, Migraine Prevention, Thyrotoxicosis, etc, so depending on what is being used for, the maximum pharmacological dose varies. For example, for hypertension max is 640 mg per day, while for other consitions may only be recommended max 240-320 mg, or as the patient can tolerate, based on its side effects. ...Read more

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Propranolol and flecaninied, what are these for?

Propranolol and flecaninied, what are these for?

Propranolol, flecain: Flecainide and propranolol are drugs which we use to control heart rate and rhythm. Propranolol also is used for blood pressure, angina, anxiety and several other conditons. Flecainide is primarily used just for cardiac rhythm control. ...Read more

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I am taking propranolol. I can do gym workout?

I am taking propranolol. I can do gym workout?

Check With MD: Propanalol is used to treat high blood pressure and/or heartbeat irregularities generally. Most the time, people on it need to work out to keep their heart healthy but check with your md to see how to structure your program since it could be that your condition means you need a less rigorous cardio workout. ...Read more

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How long until propranolol 10mg is in your system?

Fast: Empty stomach: 60 minutes
Full stomach: 120 minutes
Empty stomach with a hot liquid like hot tea: 30 minutes. ...Read more

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Should I have any concerns when taking propranolol?

Should I have any concerns when taking propranolol?

Very safe med: Propranolol is a type of beta-blocker. These medicines (all end in -olol) block the effects of adrenaline thus lowering heart rate and blood pressure. Side effects of this class of medications include fatigue, reduced exercise tolerance, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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What type of feeling should I get from propranolol?

Relaxed or tired: Propranolol is a non-selective beta blocker. That is it blocks the receptors that are activated by the beta agonist in our body, namely adrenaline. Common side effects are decrease in anxiety or fatigue. Many people use them to cut anxiety, like before speaking or doing an interview due to this calming of adrenaline effect. Not surprisingly, they are banned in the pga, used to cut the jitters. ...Read more

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How long does it take for propranolol to start working?

Generally in 1 day: Propranolol comes in short-acting & extended release (XR) forms. The short-acting form works in about 1 hr to lower BP & heart rate, but wears off in about 4-6 hrs depending on individual metabolism (which is why it is dosed 3-4 times per day or more). The long-acting form starts working in about 2-3 hrs, but lasts 18-24 hrs. U shd know in 1 day or so if the dose is working to lower HR or BP. ...Read more

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Is it ok to workout and go jogging I am currently taking propranolol.

Is it ok to workout and go jogging I am currently taking propranolol.

Propranolol: Propranolol is not a contraindication but why are you taking it? If it's for htn, then that's fine (it will hold your heart rate down, but that's ok). If it's for angina, you must be cautious to avoid exertion that precipitates your angina. ...Read more

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What should I do with a friend that overdosed on too many propranolol?

What should I do with a friend that overdosed on too many propranolol?

Propranolol: Get him to an emergency room to watch the heart rhythm that could become very slow. ...Read more

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Hi, what will happen if I take more than 1g of propranolol? (the pink ones)

Propranolol: Depends on a range of unknown factors;1000 mg of this is a VERY large dose and likely unwise ...Read more

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Is there any danger if I take propranolol each day? I take to make myself relaxed

Is there any danger if I take propranolol each day? I take to make myself relaxed

Beta blockers: Are safe and effective. In fact they are one of the medications that tend to prolong life by reducing the adverse effects of high catecholamine levels during times of stress. If it works for you and you can obtain the medication then no problem long term. ...Read more

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Can you get withdrawel symptoms if I haven't taken my 80mg propranolol for a week now?

Can you get withdrawel symptoms if I haven't taken my 80mg propranolol for a week now?

Not after a week: You might see a little increase in heart rate and blood pressure after first missed dose, but after a week, any rebound should be gone--if numbers are up, it is because you should be on the medication. ...Read more

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I have just taken my first dose of propranolol and I don't feel too good what should I do?

Ask the doctor: Speak with the doctor who prescribed the medication. If you mean really bad when you say not too good - go to an er. Here is a loooong list of side effects to help you decide if you need fast or slow help. I wish people could be better educated about their meds - the whys? Hows? And side effects and alternatives. This may be a start for you. Http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/propranolol-side-effects. Html. ...Read more