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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Can inderal (propranolol) cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping?

Can inderal (propranolol) cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping?

Possibly so: Trouble sleeping, as well as vivid and unusual dreams can occur when taking Inderal (propranolol). Worsening of depression can also be a side effect. Other medications and underlying medical conditions may interfere with sleep. You list being on Klonopin - is that being prescribed for anxiety? Persistent mood and anxiety symptoms impair one's ability to sleep, as well as the quality of sleep. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hello May I combine atarax with remeron for treating insomnia? Also can I combine atarax with inderal (propranolol) for treating anxiety?

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May I combine atarax with remeron for treating insomnia? Also can I combine atarax with inderal (propranolol) for treating anxiety?

Talk to your doctor : Combining your meds with other sedating medications is something you should do only after consulting your doctor. You can combine these meds. Just be careful and know that you should not drive after taking your medication. Also, avoid the use of alcohol with these medications. Combining these meds can make you very drowsy. ...Read more

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Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Sometimes: Propranolol is used to decrease anxiety symptoms by slowing heart rate. One of the side effects may be drowsiness. You are right, it would be good to discuss this with your doctor to see what is right for you. ...Read more

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Is propranolol a good medicine to combat akathisia from antipsychotic medicines? i have heard it can cause insomnia and fatigue & worried about it

Is propranolol a good medicine to combat akathisia from antipsychotic medicines? i have heard it can cause insomnia and fatigue & worried about it

Try lower dose: Akathesia is a dose-related side effect of most antipsychotic meds. Review with prescribing doctor to consider dose adjustment. Adding low dose propanolol to start is reasonable; but close medical supervision is necessary to monitor blood pressure and mental status. Fatigue is possible propanolol s/e. Insomnia unlikely. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hello I am taking atarax 50 mg for insomnia, but from 2 days my heart rate reaches 110 bpm. Is it Secure? What should I do? Should I take inderal (propranolol)?

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I am taking atarax 50 mg for insomnia, but from 2 days my heart rate reaches 110 bpm. Is it Secure? What should I do? Should I take inderal (propranolol)?

Stop it: there is a recent warning issued re. cardiovascular problem associated with Atarax which tends to spend up the heart rate due to its anti-cholinergic activities. Avoid taking Atarax and probably also Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a sleeping aid. You shouldn't take another medication to counteract the side effect from another. Avoidance is the key. ...Read more

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Im on klonopin xanex remron and inderal (propranolol) for bad panic disorder insomnia and anxiety is this a good combo i fell great

Im on klonopin xanex remron and inderal (propranolol) for bad panic disorder insomnia and anxiety is this a good combo i fell great

This is a lot: Of medication some of which are potentially addictive...Follow closely with prescribing physician....Cognitive behavioral therapy should also be considered. ...Read more

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Is taking inderal (propranolol) for antipsychotic akathisia and good idea because it can cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping? I value sleep

Is taking inderal (propranolol) for antipsychotic akathisia and good idea because it can cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping? I value sleep

Inderal (propranolol) is good.: There are several medication options for treating akathiesia. Inderall is a good option. With the dose used for akathesia, Inderall is unlikely to cause those problems. If you do experience those problems, please talk to your prescribing doctor about other medication options. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter sleep aid for zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg induced insomnia? I also take 40mg of propranolol 2x a day and .5 clonazepam as needed

What is the best over the counter sleep aid for zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg induced insomnia? I also take 40mg of propranolol 2x a day and .5 clonazepam as needed

Chat w/ur Family Doc: Discuss your concerns w/your prescribing doc, whether Family Doc or Psychiatrist. You didn't mention why you're taking your med combo but I personally would try to stay away from Clonazepam & other benzodiazepines which can be addictive. Before adding 4th drug to your regimen, have you tried taking Sertraline in morning to see if you can sleep better later? Short of that, ask doc about changing rx ...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