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Propranolol Overdose (Overview)

Common side effects of OD would be slow pulse and low BP. Wheezing and seizures are less common. For OD, the stomach contents should be emptied; BP and pulse supported in the hospital; aminophylline for wheezing. Although an OD of propranolol could cause a seizure, the drug usually raises the seizure threshold. Seizures might be due to drug-drug interaction with other medication (s).


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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

Propranolol Overdose (Overview)

Common side effects of OD would be slow pulse and low BP. Wheezing and seizures are less common. For OD, the stomach contents should be emptied; BP and pulse supported in the hospital; aminophylline for wheezing. Although an OD of propranolol could cause a seizure, the drug usually raises the seizure threshold. Seizures might be due to drug-drug interaction with other medication (s).


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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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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 is the definition or description of: Propranolol overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Propranolol overdose?

Low BP and pulse: Common side effects of OD would be slow pulse and low BP. Wheezing and seizures are less common. For OD, the stomach contents should be emptied; BP and pulse supported in the hospital; aminophylline for wheezing. Although an OD of propranolol could cause a seizure, the drug usually raises the seizure threshold. Seizures might be due to drug-drug interaction with other medication (s). ...Read more

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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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How is an an inderal (propranolol) overdose treated?

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

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What interventions are needed for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

What interventions are needed for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

Go to ER: Inderal (propranolol) overdose causes low blood pressure and heart rate. Call your doc for minor event like taking 2 pills instead of one. For bigger overdose, have to go to er. There are emergency meds to support BP and hr and other measures they may have to take. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inderal (propranolol) overdose?

Inderal overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Overdose may cause slow, rapid or irregular heart rate, difficulty breathing or no breathing, blurred or double vision, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, heart failure, shock, confusion, convulsions, drowsiness, increased sweating or fever. REF: >>>> ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

What is the treatment for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

Paramedics may not t: Innderal overdose should be treated in the hospital. The paramedics may try to stabilize the patient if BP is low or if heart rate is low by giving fluids and atropine. Monitor with telemetry. Antidote is glucagon. As soon as the patient comes to er administration of activated charcoal is necessary if patient is alert and awake. ...Read more

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How can paramedics treat an inderal (propranolol) overdose?

Certainty?: If the paramedics were certain that a beta blocker was the overdose, they would radio the base station ER Dr with this information and might be ordered to administer glucagon to attempt to reduce its effect, or possibly epinephrine if the pulse and BP were very low. Mostly ABC support, monitoring and transport to ER for more treatment options than in field. ...Read more

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What could be the affects of an overdose from propranolol, naproxen, prochlorperazine and ibuprofen?

What could be the affects of an overdose from propranolol, naproxen, prochlorperazine and ibuprofen?

Overdose of meds: There are a great many possibilities. You should report this matter to your doctor so that you could be examined and treated as necessary. ...Read more

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17 yr old 204lbs cousin took 13 10 mg inderal (propranolol) pills did she overdose? If so what are signs? Er?

Call 911: If you know that a person has intentionally harmed themselves please call 911 and report this. Your cousin needs immediate help and must be in a safe place as soon as possible. Your question is not as important as getting your cousin help. This is a hard responsibility to take on but you know this information and must share it with adults who can help her. ...Read more

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How long would it take for affects to take place from an overdose on propranolol, naproxen, prochlorperazine and ibuprofen?

Have you just taken: An overdose? If so, please tell your parents immediately. If you are considering this overdose - you need help asap. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have your parents drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. When a person is depressed they often feel despair ; come to believe that things can't get better. >. ...Read more

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What are overdose of inderal (propranolol) effects like?

Slow heart rate: slow heart rate and may be mental status may be side effects of propranolol. It is very hard to overdose on Propranolol as doctors in late 60s and early 70s were using extraordinary amounts of the medicine (up to 2000 or 3000 mg) (carefully) to treat Hypertension, apparently without many untoward effects. Times do change and it is extremely unusual to see doses higher than 320 mg! Nowadays. ...Read more

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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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When you take inderal (propranolol) 10mg twice a day how many pills taken are an overdose?

Inderal (propranolol): If you take the 10mg twice a day and don't increase it unless your doctor tells you to and how much, it will be fine. ...Read more

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Changed med from 10mg propranolol to 1.25mg bisoprolol. Can I take up to 10 of these tablets in one day if needed or would that be overdosing?

Depends: The maximum daily dose is 20 mg (= 16 tablets of 1.25 mg) however the starting dose is 5 mg. The dose is limited by low blood pressure, slow heart rate, and (in susceptible patients) asthma. It's impossible to say if you (with your unique physiology) would overdose with a sudden dose of 12.5 mg (10 tablets). ...Read more

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How hard is it overdose on my medicine I'm on 1.5 mg of klonopin 80 mg of inderal (propranolol) and 45 mg of remeron at night that's it wife says its a lot?

Medication Question: It would be best for you to contact your prescribing physician. If meds are prescribed by different physicians contact one of them and ask about all three in combination. You would be well served to contact a psychologist to help you deal with your anxiousness. That may help to relieve some of your other symptoms too. According to the cdc 90% of all doctor visits in the us are caused by stress. ...Read more

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What is the use of propranolol?

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What is the use of propranolol?

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?

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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Is it ok to workout and go jogging I am currently taking propranolol.

Is it ok to workout and go jogging I am currently taking propranolol.

Propranolol: Propranolol is not a contraindication but why are you taking it? If it's for htn, then that's fine (it will hold your heart rate down, but that's ok). If it's for angina, you must be cautious to avoid exertion that precipitates your angina. ...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 are side effects of propranolol?

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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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


Overdose (Definition)

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