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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Propranolol

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How can I see the long-term efficacy (and any side effects) of propranolol and related drugs? Are they safe over the long term? How to be sure?

How can I see the long-term efficacy (and any side effects) of propranolol and related drugs? Are they safe over the long term? How to be sure?

Drugs. Com, webmd: Propranalol has been available for many years and there is data on long term safety and side effects. Efficacy depend on you and why you were prescribed this medicine. You and your health care provider determine that. ...Read more

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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Typically, between propranolol & toprol (metoprolol) which is safer & has less long term side effects?

Typically, between propranolol & toprol (metoprolol) which is safer & has less long term side effects?

Toprol (metoprolol) but: Propanalol may be the preferable drug for certain diagnoses. U r md knows, please check with him. ...Read more

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My daughter has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and take propranolol is there any long term side effects?

My daughter has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and take propranolol is there any long term side effects?

WOLFF PARKINSON WHIT: Wpw sysdrome has a heart rate of 160 to 240 per minute. Propanolol rx is used to reduce tachycardia. Beta blockers sometimes causes tiredness. Check with your cardiologist often. ...Read more

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Is long term use of inderal (propranolol) ok?

Inderal (propranolol): Inderal (propranolol) has been around for a lot of years and long term safe use has been no problem for most. ...Read more

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Is inderal (propranolol) safe for long term bp?

Is inderal (propranolol) safe for long term bp?

Inderal (propranolol): Inderal (propranolol) has been used for decades for chronic blood pressure therapy with safety and good results. ...Read more

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80 mg propranolol ER vs propranolol. Which is best for long term BP control, anxiaty, and angina.

80 mg propranolol ER vs propranolol. Which is best for long term BP control, anxiaty, and angina.

Propranolol: Regular release Inderal (propranolol) is mostly potent for anxiety, but I would recommend following through with your cardiologist's recommendation if he/she feels the extended-release works better for your other issues. ...Read more

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Is their anything else I can be prescribed for emergency instead of epipen (epinephrine) incase of anaphylaxis. I'm on propranolol long term.

Is their anything else I can be prescribed for emergency instead of epipen (epinephrine) incase of anaphylaxis. I'm on propranolol long term.

NO: If you have anaphylaxis, (a condition with life threatening respiratory compromise and shock) Epinephrine is life saving and should be administered as soon as possible. For less serious reactions, you can take oral antihistamines and corticosteroids instead. ...Read more

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Are you for or Against using Propranolol long term for Migraine Aura without headache? Is there evidence of long term negative affects of Propranolol?

Are you for or Against using Propranolol long term for Migraine Aura without headache? Is there evidence of long term negative affects of Propranolol?

For: It's prescribed all the time for this purpose, level A evidence. But might not be my first choice for someone with asthma. I'm available for virtual consults if you'd like to discuss more. ...Read more

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Epilepsy. On meds for years. Lobectomy in 2007, seizures gone, *nothing* on long-term EEG. Can I stop meds? On 400 Carbatrol bid, 10 inderal (propranolol) bid.

Epilepsy. On meds for years. Lobectomy in 2007, seizures gone, *nothing* on long-term EEG. Can I stop meds? On 400 Carbatrol bid, 10 inderal (propranolol) bid.

It depends: The Inderal, (propranolol) first of all is not a seizure med so coming off that has to do with the reason you are on it (exertional migraine, BP control etc) The Long term EEG was done while on Carbitrol so discharges that might otherwise be seen on the EEG may be blunted. (suppressed). I would begin to taper the Carbitrol under supervision and check a routine EEG (read by neurologist not computer). ...Read more

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Wife is taking: oxycodene propranolol, fluoxetine, naproxen, alprazolam. Are there long term health affects. If she wants to concieve?

Wife is taking: oxycodene propranolol, fluoxetine, naproxen, alprazolam. Are there long term health affects. If she wants to concieve?

Cause serious issues: Several of these medication need to be stopped before planning a pregnancy. For example, the fluoxetine has been associated with birth defects and the Naproxen can cause bleeding. The oxycodone can cause respiratory depression and narcotic withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. All of this needs to be coordinated with the doctor who prescribes them and the obstetrician. ...Read more

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Prescribed 10 mg propranolol for test anxiety. Trying it out tomorrow to see how I'm affected. How long will the effects last/ when can I drive?

Prescribed 10 mg propranolol for test anxiety. Trying it out tomorrow to see how I'm affected. How long will the effects last/ when can I drive?

Propranolol 10mg: Hello~ this is a minute dose of beta - blocker and you won't feel any side effects. You can drive immediately after taking it. Besides, B blockers only make you tired and a tad drowsy in high dose. You'll be just fine on that dose! Thanks ...Read more

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How long does the anxiolytic effects of regular propranolol last for?

How long does the anxiolytic effects of regular propranolol last for?

Propranolol: Effects last about 3-6 hours. I usually have my patients take it every 4-6 hours as needed. ...Read more

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How long until propranolol fully work on me how long untol my side effects go away getting dizziness feeling drugged only just started on propranolol?

Without knowing what: You are being treated for or the dose of Propranolol you are taking it is impossible to advise you with regard to your questions. Obviously your health care provider who prescribed the propranolol knows all of the pertinent information as well as your health history. This is a question that should be directed toward him/her. Make the call tomorrow before the weekend delays your management. ...Read more

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If we take inderal (propranolol) for long periods like 10 yrs is there any side effects? Cuz my muscles rarely become stiff n sometimes shaky body? C

If we take inderal (propranolol) for long periods like 10 yrs is there any side effects? Cuz my muscles rarely become stiff n sometimes shaky body? C

See details.: Inderal (propranolol) can safely be taken for years. The symptoms you describe are not related to this med. You should discuss this issue with the doctor who prescribes this med. ...Read more

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How long until propranolol 10mg is in your system?

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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Which quantity of propranolol should I take for current anxiety and how long does it take to have any effect?

Which quantity of propranolol should I take for current anxiety and how long does it take to have any effect?

I'm old fashioned,: And I expect some might think it's the way things are now, but prescription medications - especially those being used for off-label conditions - are serious stuff. There are warnings about who and how to take it, what to avoid, etc. It has potential side effects and w/drawal risks. Ask a doctor to prescribe the right thing for you and get all the info you can about proper use and what to expect. ...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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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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If a person use Propranolol 10mg for a long time, can the drug lose its effect on him (like antibiotics, something like body resistance)?

If a person use Propranolol 10mg for a long time, can the drug lose its effect on him (like antibiotics, something like body resistance)?

Unlikely: It's rare for someone to develop resistance to such a medication. However, there are normal physiologic changes that take place which make it possible for a medication to not work quite as well. Sometimes the dose has to be increased. ...Read more

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How long after taking propranolol (inderal) is it ok to drink?

How long after taking propranolol (inderal) is it ok to drink?

0 seconds: You can drink and take Propranolol at the exact same time! (i assume you're referring to alcohol?). ...Read more

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How long does it take for propranolol to kick in when blood pressure goes up?

Depends: If you have the short acting type and take it on an empty stomach, you should see an effect within an hour. If you're using the extended release preparation, it could take 2 days to begin to see an effect which will peak over several days. ...Read more