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Doctor insights on: Migraine Prevention With Propranolol (Inderal)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,420 doctors shared insights

Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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On 60 mg of Inderal (propranolol) for migraine. Have daily chest pain that radiates to my left arm, jaw, throat esp. when Inderal (propranolol) wears off. What could this be?

On 60 mg of Inderal (propranolol) for migraine.  Have daily chest pain that radiates to my left arm, jaw, throat   esp. when Inderal (propranolol) wears off. What could this be?

Chest pains: Regardless the cause, could be only muscle pain or Inderal (propranolol). However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches every single day? I suffer migraines and i take inderal (propranolol) for them but i'm still getting really frequent and hard headaches!

Migraines: Migraines are generally triggered by certain foods or food additives, poor sleep, stress, frequent use of analgesic or anti headache medications, and hormonal conditions (like thyroid disorders). Inderal (propranolol) is a great medication but requires that you practice adequate diet and sleep pattern. Rebound headaches occur when using frequent pain medications. Check with your md for proper diet and tx. ...Read more

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I'm taking lisnopril 10mg for high bp, i was just added propranolol 80mg ER for migraine prevention. Should i be worried about my BP dropping too low?

I'm taking lisnopril 10mg for high bp, i was just added propranolol 80mg ER for migraine prevention. Should i be worried about my BP dropping too low?

High BP: Adding an other BP medication is always a concern, i suggest to monitor you BP at home and follow up with your doctor and adjust the BP medication occordingly. ...Read more

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3 days ago was prescribed inderal (propranolol) 4 my frequent migraines.Ever since I feel weak,disoriented,queasy.Near constant headaches.Can I quit w/o side effex?

3 days ago was prescribed inderal (propranolol) 4 my frequent migraines.Ever since I feel weak,disoriented,queasy.Near constant headaches.Can I quit w/o side effex?

"Side effects"?: I don't quite get it. It sounds like side effects are what you're having NOW. Side effects are what you want to STOP having. This is not the venue for your question. Call the doc who prescribed the propranolol. You may get used to it OR you may have been started on too high a dose. I always start at no more than 20 mg/day - sometimes 10. ...Read more

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Have you had any experience with prescribing inderal (propranolol) to a patient to prevent migraines and it's making and it makes my daily headache worse.No high bp?

Have you had any experience with prescribing inderal (propranolol) to a patient to prevent migraines and it's making and it makes my daily headache worse.No high bp?

Would not recommend: Inderal (propranolol) is a beta blocker, and is approved for migraine prevention, but adverse effects include depression, fatigue, slowing of pulse, faintness, exercise intolerance, cognitive clouding, and makes asthma worse. Better alternatives, include depakote, topirimate, naproxen, but also otc preps like butterbur, feverfew, coq10, riboflavin. ...Read more

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Can i take inderal (propranolol) for migrine if I have asthma?

Can i take inderal (propranolol) for migrine if I have asthma?

Could aggravate it: Beta blockers, such as inderal (propranolol), (propranolol) can aggravate asthma. If you decide to take it, the asthma should be monitored closely. If you are receiving immunotherapy (allergy shots), you should definitely not be on inderal (propranolol). ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...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