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What are the tests for propranolol overdose?

What are the tests for propranolol overdose?

Clinical: Diagnosis of Propranolol overdose is clinical based in history and examination. Work up includes vitals, electrocardiogram, finger stick for blood sugar and electrolyte and cardiac enzymes. ...Read more

Propranolol Overdose (Definition)

Common side effects of OD would be slow pulse and low BP. Wheezing and seizures are less common. For OD, the stomach contents should be emptied; BP and pulse supported in the hospital; aminophylline for wheezing. Although an OD of propranolol could cause a seizure, the drug usually raises the seizure threshold. Seizures might be due to drug-drug interaction ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Propranolol overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Propranolol overdose?

Low BP and pulse: Common side effects of OD would be slow pulse and low BP. Wheezing and seizures are less common. For OD, the stomach contents should be emptied; BP and pulse supported in the hospital; aminophylline for wheezing. Although an OD of propranolol could cause a seizure, the drug usually raises the seizure threshold. Seizures might be due to drug-drug interaction with other medication (s). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for propranolol overdose?

What is the treatment for propranolol overdose?

Multiple: Pre hospital treatment is charcoal. In hospital options include intravenous fluids, inotropes and chronotropes
glucagon
gastric decontamination
benzodiazepines (in patients with seizures)
hemodialysis
cardiac pacing/cardiopulmonary resuscitation
insulin. ...Read more

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How is an an inderal (propranolol) overdose treated?

How is an an inderal (propranolol) overdose treated?

HR & BP lOwering: An Inderal (propranolol) overdose would have the effect of lowering BP & hr. Treatment would center on increasing both as needed to hemodynamically stabilize the patient while waiting for the Inderal (propranolol) to wash out of the system. ...Read more

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What interventions are needed for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

What interventions are needed for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

Go to ER: Inderal (propranolol) overdose causes low blood pressure and heart rate. Call your doc for minor event like taking 2 pills instead of one. For bigger overdose, have to go to er. There are emergency meds to support BP and hr and other measures they may have to take. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

What is the treatment for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

Paramedics may not t: Innderal overdose should be treated in the hospital. The paramedics may try to stabilize the patient if BP is low or if heart rate is low by giving fluids and atropine. Monitor with telemetry. Antidote is glucagon. As soon as the patient comes to er administration of activated charcoal is necessary if patient is alert and awake. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inderal (propranolol) overdose?

Inderal overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Overdose may cause slow, rapid or irregular heart rate, difficulty breathing or no breathing, blurred or double vision, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, heart failure, shock, confusion, convulsions, drowsiness, increased sweating or fever. REF: >>>> ...Read more

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How can paramedics treat an inderal (propranolol) overdose?

Certainty?: If the paramedics were certain that a beta blocker was the overdose, they would radio the base station ER Dr with this information and might be ordered to administer glucagon to attempt to reduce its effect, or possibly epinephrine if the pulse and BP were very low. Mostly ABC support, monitoring and transport to ER for more treatment options than in field. ...Read more

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How hard is it overdose on my medicine I'm on 1.5 mg of klonopin 80 mg of inderal (propranolol) and 45 mg of remeron at night that's it wife says its a lot?

Medication Question: It would be best for you to contact your prescribing physician. If meds are prescribed by different physicians contact one of them and ask about all three in combination. You would be well served to contact a psychologist to help you deal with your anxiousness. That may help to relieve some of your other symptoms too. According to the cdc 90% of all doctor visits in the us are caused by stress. ...Read more

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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

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Many businesspeople take propranolol before giving big speeches. Is that the best drug for nerve calming purposes if one is giving a big speech?

Many businesspeople take propranolol before giving big speeches. Is that the best drug for nerve calming purposes if one is giving a big speech?

It is good: Propranolol is a beta blocker, and can help to calm down people before stressful times, such as giving a speech, or even times like playing golf on sunday tv. ...Read more

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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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What are overdose of inderal (propranolol) effects like?

Slow heart rate: slow heart rate and may be mental status may be side effects of propranolol. It is very hard to overdose on Propranolol as doctors in late 60s and early 70s were using extraordinary amounts of the medicine (up to 2000 or 3000 mg) (carefully) to treat Hypertension, apparently without many untoward effects. Times do change and it is extremely unusual to see doses higher than 320 mg! Nowadays. ...Read more

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Hi is it ok to drink flavoured water after taking propranolol medicine?

Flavored water: Depends on what you are flavoring it with. I would not put in too much gin say. ...Read more

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When you take inderal (propranolol) 10mg twice a day how many pills taken are an overdose?

Inderal (propranolol): If you take the 10mg twice a day and don't increase it unless your doctor tells you to and how much, it will be fine. ...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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Changed med from 10mg propranolol to 1.25mg bisoprolol. Can I take up to 10 of these tablets in one day if needed or would that be overdosing?

Depends: The maximum daily dose is 20 mg (= 16 tablets of 1.25 mg) however the starting dose is 5 mg. The dose is limited by low blood pressure, slow heart rate, and (in susceptible patients) asthma. It's impossible to say if you (with your unique physiology) would overdose with a sudden dose of 12.5 mg (10 tablets). ...Read more

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Can Propranolol 10 dampen Human's bad memory? What about Feluoxetine? Can these drugs be associated with good memories? Can they negate recalling?

Can Propranolol 10 dampen Human's bad memory? What about Feluoxetine? Can these drugs be associated with good memories? Can they negate recalling?

Expectation too high: If I understand your question you're asking if these medications can DE-intensify bad memories (I'm assuming painful/traumatic types of issues)? Also, can they enhance or contribute to "good memories" as well as increase forgetfulness? Both can impede recall if taken in high enough dose. Neither expected to be robust with dealing with potential traumatic memory situations (i.e. PTSD). ...Read more

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What could be the affects of an overdose from propranolol, naproxen, prochlorperazine and ibuprofen?

What could be the affects of an overdose from propranolol, naproxen, prochlorperazine and ibuprofen?

Overdose of meds: There are a great many possibilities. You should report this matter to your doctor so that you could be examined and treated as necessary. ...Read more

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What group of medicine is propranolol hydrochloride in, and what does it do?

What group of medicine is propranolol hydrochloride in, and what does it do?

Let me help you: Inderal (propranolol) contains the medicine Propranolol hydrochloride, which belongs to the group of medicines called beta-blockers.
What is indera used for?
Inderal (propranolol) is helpful in treating angina, which is chest pain caused by too little oxygen reaching the heart muscle. This occurs when the need for oxygen (demand) of the heart exceeds the amount that it can receive (supply).And could use for many other thanks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone takes 300mg of inderal (propranolol) accidentally (patient is not taking these medicine regularly) how would that effect them?

See below: The BP could become excessively low and they might pass out. The heart rate might become excessively slow (with heart block) and they might pass out. That said, some people take and tolerate 240 mg of extended release a day. So one cannot predict how this individual will react. If they took the short acting form and they're not used to it, you can bet they're going to be very tired for 12 hours! ...Read more

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I'm on inderal (propranolol) 40mg twice a day for anxiety and hyperventilation is this a good drug for such use at this dose?

I'm on inderal (propranolol) 40mg twice a day for anxiety and hyperventilation is this a good drug for such use at this dose?

Excellent!: This is the best beta blocker because it crosses the blood brain barrier better than any other. The dose is, if anything, on the high side. Many folks feel well on just 10 or 20 mg before a stressful event (but that would be 40-80 mg daily if taken twice a day, so it's not unreasonable.) Another option is Buspirone. ...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


Overdose (Definition)

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