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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.
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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