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Dr. James Dukelow
192 doctors shared insights

Inderal (Overview)

Inderal is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is inderal (propranolol) for?

What is inderal (propranolol) for?

Propranolol: This has a wide variety of uses, from treating migraine to managing high blood pressure to helping people not shake when they are speaking in public. It's a relative safe medication taken as directed. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
192 doctors shared insights

Inderal (Overview)

Inderal is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is the use of propranolol (inderal)?

What is the use of propranolol (inderal)?

Many uses: Inderal (propranolol) is a so called beta blocher that has many uses it is used for hypertension, tremor, migraine headaches, mild anxiety, excessive sweating, and to reduce the chances of a heart attack . And tachycardia it is contraindicated in respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. ...Read more

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Is nadolol (corgard) as effective as propranolol (inderal, innopran xl) in treating social anxiety?

Is nadolol (corgard) as effective as propranolol (inderal, innopran xl) in treating social anxiety?

NO: In theory, the answer is no because it doesn't cross the blood brain barrier as readily as propranolol. Nonetheless, it does block the catecholamine (adrenalin) response to stress/anxiety so it will still help and we all respond in our own unique way to every medicine so it may be excellent for some people. ...Read more

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Only noradrenergic antidepressant works for me, does inderal (propranolol) acts negative on noradrenergic effects of antidepressant ?At vasomotor centers.Regards.

Only noradrenergic antidepressant works for me, does inderal (propranolol) acts negative on noradrenergic effects of antidepressant ?At vasomotor centers.Regards.

Venlafaxine: It's not the vasomotor centers that are important in antidepressant response; it's the neuron synapses in the brain. Effexor (venlafaxine) inhibits reuptake of both serotonin and ne. Inderal can suppress some of the physical symptoms of anxiety (rapid heart rate, sweaty palms, tremulousness, etc). Some on chronic (not intermittent or "prn") Inderal have had more depression. Not everyone. You should be okay. ...Read more