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Dr. Marilyn Cox
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Propranolol (Overview)

Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine is a beta blocker.


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What is propranolol prescribed for?

What is propranolol prescribed for?

Inderal (propranolol): 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

Dr. Marilyn Cox
769 Doctors shared insights

Propranolol (Overview)

Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine is a beta blocker.


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What exactly is the difference beetwin fluxetine and propranolol? I mean their uses and effects.

Pharmacy School: I am sorry, but your question is so broad that it may take a whole course on pharmacy to answer. It is out of bounds for this simple application. What is the reason specifically you need to ask about? What are your symptoms or medical conditions that are concerning you? ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: propranolol?

Please describe the medication: propranolol?

Propranolol: Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine is a beta blocker. ...Read more

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Hi doctors my sister is 15yrs old and she has hypertyroid. Her doctor prescribe ptu (propylthiouracil) 100mg bid and propranolol 40mg daily for 9 months but nathing chan?

Hi doctors my sister is 15yrs old and she has hypertyroid. Her doctor prescribe ptu (propylthiouracil) 100mg bid and propranolol 40mg daily for 9 months but nathing chan?

Need new doctor?: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is not recommended due to potential for liver damage. When given, needs to be 3x/day. Propranolol will not work for the full 24 hours. If there has been no change in 9 mos she needs to have her regimen changed (and maybe her doctor as well). She should be seeing a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why do I get a racing heart and dizzyness after taking propranolol and I never used to, I have been on it ten years 10mg I'm taking, ?

Why do I get a racing heart and dizzyness after taking propranolol and I never used to, I have been on it ten years 10mg I'm taking, ?

Not sure: See your doctor. Propranolol shoukd sliw down your heart rate. Make sure you are actually taking this drug ar do not have a different medical problem which must be addressed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is propranolol effective in the treatment of akathisia caused by risperidone?

Propranolol effectiv: In some patients. An off-label use for nonspecific tremors. Also may consider cogentin (benztropine). ...Read more

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

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

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Is bystolic (nebivolol) or propranolol safer for teens?

Both: Are safe. Bystolic (nebivolol) may be better tolerated with less side effects. ...Read more

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Hi I take propranolol for anxiety but I understand this slows my heart rate down, I want to join the gym but would taking propranolol be dangerous?

Hi I take propranolol for anxiety but I understand this slows my heart rate down, I want to join the gym but would taking propranolol be dangerous?

No: Generally no. Your maximum heart rate may be slower but being on propranolol should not pose a serious risk. Certainly worth discussing with the MD that prescribed the propranolol but it really shouldn't be dangerous. That said, I don't believe propranolol is all that effective for anxiety. if its helping then great but if not there are more effective anxiety meds: SSRIs. ...Read more

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Can easy-bruising be a side effect of either methimazole or propranolol? Or both? Or neither...

Can easy-bruising be a side effect of either methimazole or propranolol? Or both? Or neither...

Possibly: Easy bruising suggests a problem with clotting which can be due to a variety of causes from decreased platelets to problems with the clotting pathway. Methimazole has a few less common but serious side effects which include a decrease in white blood cells (agranulocytosis) and blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). I would have this assessed by you doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are side effects of propranolol?

Fatigue: Fatigue is the most common side effect. Other side effects include lightheadedness and low pulse. ...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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Does propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) XR shorten life in patients with tachycardia? I'm 18 and on toprol (metoprolol). Doc wants me on propranolol now

Does propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) XR shorten life in patients with tachycardia? I'm 18 and on toprol (metoprolol). Doc wants me on propranolol now

NO: Neither shorten life if taken as directed. Toprol (metoprolol) and propanolol are quite similar medications. You should have no problem switching from one to the other. ...Read more

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Are there any drug interactions between these: Fluoxetine (45mg), Strattera (atomoxetine) (18mg), Propranolol (10mg twice a day), and Alprazolam (.25 as needed)?

Are there any drug interactions between these: Fluoxetine (45mg), Strattera (atomoxetine) (18mg), Propranolol (10mg twice a day), and Alprazolam (.25 as needed)?

Interactions?: No formal interactions between fluoxetine (SSRI), strattera, propranolol, & Xanax (alprazolam) (benzodiazepine). Always take your psychiatric medication exactly as prescribed and be sure all prescribers know of all other meds you are taking. If you have any questions about your regimen, ring your prescribing MDs office! :) ...Read more

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Can the daily combination of propranolol, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, (bupropion) and omeprazole cause nausea?

Can the daily combination of propranolol, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, (bupropion) and omeprazole cause nausea?

Nausea: Any medication can cause nausea but your combinations are probably not the cause. Most likely would be the zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion). Talk to your doctor before stopping these! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take multivitamins while taking elavil (amitriptyline) and propranolol? My gp said its unsafe to mix vitamins and antideps? I'm not sure why? Thanks

Is it ok to take multivitamins while taking elavil (amitriptyline) and propranolol? My gp said its unsafe to mix vitamins and antideps? I'm not sure why? Thanks

Safe: It is safe. Vitamins and minerals are contained in food. If it is safe to eat food, then it is safe to take supplements in reasonable doses.
Do not take megadoses of anything unless there is a clear reason to do so. ...Read more

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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

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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

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I'm on propranolol 60mg er, Synthroid 50mcg, Zoloft 75mg, wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg sr daily. I think I may have accidently taken all these twice today am I ok?

I'm on propranolol 60mg er, Synthroid 50mcg, Zoloft 75mg, wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg sr daily. I think I may have accidently taken all these twice today am I ok?

You should be ok: Although you should always take your medications as prescribed by your doctor, the extra dose of the medications that you took are still in the therapeutic range; however, if you feel light headed, has palpitation, or has any unusual symptoms, you should contact your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is propranolol good for?

HTN: It is antihypertensive medication but people use for anxiety, essential tremors and tachycardia. ...Read more

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What is propranolol used for?

What is propranolol used for?

Lower blood pressure: Propranolol is used to lower blood pressure and heart rate in a variety of heart conditions. It is also used to lower pressure in the portal veins if someone has cirrhosis of the liver. ...Read more

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What is the use of propranolol?

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Inderal (propranolol): 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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How do I take propranolol pills?

How do I take propranolol pills?

Follow these insruct: Please always take Propranolol tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Ake with water before meals. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to stop.
Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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What is propranolol prescribed for?

Inderal (propranolol): 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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What do you think about propranolol?

Propranolol: Is a beta-blocker used to treat angina, high bp, heart rhythm problems, migraines, tremors & anxiety. Caution if u have breathing disorder, congestive heart failure, diabetes, liver/kidney/thyroid disease, or depression. ...Read more

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Can you exercise while on propranolol?

Can you exercise while on propranolol?

Propanolol: Yes. If for hyperthyroidism and tachycardia, or cardiac condition would not over exert. And would devise an exercise plan w/ doctor. Many people are on b blockers for a multitude of reasons and exercise. Just go gradual, do not over exert and review your plan with your doctor. F/u w/ doc, ...Read more

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It's okay to use expired propranolol right?

Less effective: The older it is, the less potency it has. It won't blow up though. ...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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Please describe the medication: propranolol?

Propranolol: Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine is a beta blocker. ...Read more

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Can you stop taking propranolol after 6 days?

Yes: It's probably better to taper the dose but you probably haven't been on it long enough for your body to have developed a tolerance. But I wouldn't stop the drug unless your doctor agrees; you must be on it for a reason! ...Read more