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What is propranolol prescribed for?

What is propranolol prescribed for?

Inderal: 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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Dr. Marilyn Cox
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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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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

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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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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 is the use of propranolol?

Inderal: 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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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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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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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 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