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Doctor insights on: Propranolol Withdrawal

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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


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Will coming off of 75mg anafranil and 10mg inderal (propranolol) give me withdrawal, electric shock, agitation, tachicardia symptoms?

Will coming off of 75mg anafranil and 10mg inderal (propranolol) give me withdrawal, electric shock, agitation, tachicardia symptoms?

Not necessarily: Side effects are listed to warn people of POTENTIAL PROBLEMS of taking a medication. It's not an automatic guaranteed event that a patient will absolutely have happen to them. In fact, most side effects have less than about a 5% chance of happening to any given person exactly the way it's listed in the pharmacy pamphlet. Best thing is to follow doctor's instructions & immediately report problems. ...Read more

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Today my dr cut my dose of inderal (propranolol) from 80 mg to 40mg will there be withdrawals? Been taking 80mg for two years

Today my dr cut my dose of inderal (propranolol) from 80 mg to 40mg will there be withdrawals? Been taking 80mg for two years

No: The standard way to taper a beta blocker is to halve the dose - I doubt you'll even notice the difference. Your BP will be a little higher which may help your dizziness and your heart rate will be a little faster. You may find your fatigue improves. ...Read more

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Is there any withdrawal symptoms or do you have to wean off propranolol ER 80 mg capsule when you stop it. How you do it since it is capsule.?

Is there any withdrawal symptoms or do you have to wean off propranolol ER 80 mg capsule when you stop it. How you do it since it is capsule.?

Yes: Beta-blockers like propanolol need to be weaned off gradually, or your system will be overly stimulation to beta stimulation (your own adrenaline). Consider cutting the dose in half for a week, then a fourth for another week, then every other day for 4-6 days before stopping. You can ask for a smaller capsule strength, or buy empty gelatin capsules and split the dose. ...Read more

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Propranolol for pots is causing me to feel depressed and very fatigued and bad withdrawal if I decrease the dose. Will this go away with time?

Propranolol for pots is causing me to feel depressed and very fatigued and bad withdrawal if I decrease the dose. Will this go away with time?

May or may not: Sometime it goes away with time. But most of the time it stays. If this continues you may wanna go to your doctor and get it switched to other medication with similar pharmacodynamics. ...Read more

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Is dizzyness a withdrawal sypmtom of propanolol 40mg?

Is dizzyness a withdrawal sypmtom of propanolol 40mg?

Not directly: Symptoms from too quick withdrawal from beta blockers usually are fast heart rate, elevated blood pressure, possible tremulousness and agitation. Dizziness on its own is not characteristic. ...Read more

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How do you treat persistent severe akathisia like symptoms from Lithium toxicity and withdrawal when benzos and propanolol cause breathing issues?

How do you treat persistent severe akathisia like symptoms from Lithium toxicity and withdrawal when benzos and propanolol cause breathing issues?

More info is needed: Are you in a hospital setting? How bad of a lithium intoxication? . A low dose lorazepam 0, 5mg po q4-6 hours should help. Not sure what breathing problems u refer to, but you'll be monitored. If you are at home and can't take benzos, try a calming, long bath with calming salts, and lavanda oil. Followed by a long walk. ...Read more

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What is propranolol good for?

What is propranolol good for?

HTN: It is antihypertensive medication but people use for anxiety, essential tremors and tachycardia. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: propranolol?

Please describe the medication: propranolol?

Propranolol: Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine is a beta blocker. ...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 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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Can I take NyQuil if I take propranolol?

Can I take NyQuil if I take propranolol?

Nyquil: If you have a cold, NyQuil is OK!
If you are regularly using Propranolol that's quite OK!
The two meds shouldn't cross with each other. ...Read more

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Will propranolol affect an echocardigram?

Will propranolol affect an echocardigram?

Echocardiogram: The use of Propranolol won't materially alter the echocardiogram anatomic and functional findings. ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me about propranolol (for anxiety)?

Can you tell me about propranolol (for anxiety)?

Propranolol, anxiety: Propranolol is a beta blocker that has peripheral and central effects. B blockers are often used to treat hi blood pressure (by relaxing veins, mostly). At loer doses Propranolol is used to treat anxiety. Pts most commonly feel diminished physical sensations associated with anx (less flushing, heart pounding, sweating, hot flashes), as well as less worry. Talk with ur doc abt the right tx for u :) ...Read more

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Can I just take propranolol as needed for a headache?

No: Propranolol is not meant to be used as an analgesic (pain killer) and also not meant to be taken on an as needed basis. ...Read more

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Is it possible I still get migraines even on propranolol?

Is it possible I still get migraines even on propranolol?

Yes: Propranolol is not a cure for migraine headaches. It may prevent headaches in some. In others it may reduce frequency while some might not feel a change. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to take herbalife products if im taking propranolol?

Yes and No: It's very dependent on the minerals/vitamins you're taking. These supplements can alter the uptake of the medication, and even the metabolism of propranolol. Talk to your local pharmacist, they should be able to help at no charge.
Here is a little more info:
http://amansawmd. Com/2014/02/21/vitamins-minerals-herbal-supplements/. ...Read more