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Propranolol And Pregnancy
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
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
My wife 1st trimester pregnancy and suffer from tachycardia and all investigat. Normal. I can give her propranolol on need?
Drugs: You shouldn't give your pregnant wife any medications without discussing with her physicians. ...Read more
Is Propanolol safe during pregnancy (3rd trimester)? My PCP prescribed it for my racing heart (150-160bpm) and palpitations.
Yes: It blocked the beta adrenerfic receptorsGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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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