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Can we use propranolol in pregnancy ??

Can we use propranolol in pregnancy ??

Yes......caution: Yes you can. It is pregnancy catagory C. If needed can be used.... ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If i take 10-20mg of propranolol 1-2x/week for the first month or two of pregnancy, would there be any danger to the baby and is so, what? Thank you!

If i take 10-20mg of propranolol 1-2x/week for the first month or two of pregnancy, would there be any danger to the baby and is so, what?  Thank you!

Go see your doctor: Talk to your obstetrician or family physician who's providing your prenatal care. Tell her/him about your propanolol and why you need it. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/propranolol.Html where it's considered pregnancy category c which means we don't know. S/he can help you determine if benefit exceeds risk or perhaps there's an alternative that's safer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is Propanolol safe during pregnancy (3rd trimester)? My PCP prescribed it for my racing heart (150-160bpm) and palpitations.

Is Propanolol safe during pregnancy (3rd trimester)? My PCP prescribed it for my racing heart (150-160bpm) and palpitations.

Pregnancy class C: Propranolol is pregnancy class C which mean that risk cannot be ruled out. I would discuss it again with your prescribing doctor to make sure benefits outweigh risks in your situation. ...Read more

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Should I have any concerns when taking propranolol?

Should I have any concerns when taking propranolol?

Very safe med: Propranolol is a type of beta-blocker. These medicines (all end in -olol) block the effects of adrenaline thus lowering heart rate and blood pressure. Side effects of this class of medications include fatigue, reduced exercise tolerance, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Propranolol for anxiety, is this okay?

Propranolol for anxiety, is this okay?

A/W Dr Chilakapati: While Propranolol can be beneficial - it doesn't treat the underlying cause for anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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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

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What are the effects of inderal (propranolol) la?

Many: Effects are decreasing heart rate and blood pressure by decreasing cardiac output. Side effects however include fatigue and tiredness especially in the initial period, as well as erectile dysfunction and peripheral vascular disease i.e. Pain in the arms and legs on occasion. ...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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Propranolol (inderal) for test anxiety in kids?

Propranolol (inderal) for test  anxiety in kids?

I don't do this.: Some drs treat test anxiety w/ propanolol(inderal). I do not. This med is cognitively suppressive-esp if used episodically-so it can backfire. My experience is that there are better meds& methods. Also, I do not treat this anxiety only during testing. Whatever meds are used should be used routinely; otherwise, it is less effective. Plus, the patient needs to be acclimated well in advance of test. ...Read more

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Sertraline and propranolol take at the same time?

Sertraline and propranolol take at the same time?

More details: More details are needed. For example; if you take high dose of sertraline propanolol couldmask some of the side effects( eg serotonergic syndrome). ...Read more

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Can i take birthcontrol pill while on propranolol?

Can i take birthcontrol pill while on propranolol?

Yes: Should not have any direct interaction, though both drug classes have many potential complications. Always good to ask! ...Read more

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Does propranolol decrease the effects of bupropion?

Does propranolol decrease the effects of bupropion?

Other issues: Burpopion may increase the effects of Propranolol by affecting its metabolism. This can increase the propranolol's effects on your blood pressure causing it to drop. Discuss it with your physician before anything. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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