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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. Olav Jaren
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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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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