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Propranolol 20 mg for WPW caused bradycardia & dizziness. Would taking Sectral (acebutolol) have less side effects?

Propranolol 20 mg for WPW caused bradycardia & dizziness. Would taking Sectral (acebutolol) have less side effects?

Maybe: Acebutolol (Sectral) is a beta-blocker with something called "intrinsic sympathomimetic activity", or ISA. This may reduce the adverse effects you describe, but may also diminish the effectiveness of controlling your WPW. An empirical trial under the supervision of you doctor may be considered. Good luck! ...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


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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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What is a safe dose of propranolol that doesnt produce many side effects and can this treat anxiety/migraine/nerve twitching?

What is a safe dose of propranolol that doesnt produce many side effects and can this treat anxiety/migraine/nerve twitching?

One of the first!: Propranolol was one of the first "beta blockers" released and is VERY SAFE. The average dose is 20-40 mgm. IOt does block the rapid hear beat associated with anxiety and for a while was used by actors to relieve "stage fright" Talk with your prescribing doctor and between him/her and you an effective safe dose can be reached without side effects! Hope this helps ...Read more

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How should I get rid of cefuroxime side effects. ?

How should I get rid of cefuroxime  side effects. ?

Which effects?: Predominantly gi, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Generally just stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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How can I see the long-term efficacy (and any side effects) of propranolol and related drugs? Are they safe over the long term? How to be sure?

How can I see the long-term efficacy (and any side effects) of propranolol and related drugs? Are they safe over the long term? How to be sure?

drugs.com, webmd: Propranalol has been available for many years and there is data on long term safety and side effects. Efficacy depend on you and why you were prescribed this medicine. You and your health care provider determine that. ...Read more

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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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How can I see the long-term efficacy (and any side effects) of propranolol and related drugs? Are they safe over the long term? How to be sure?

drugs.com, webmd: Propranalol has been available for many years and there is data on long term safety and side effects. Efficacy depend on you and why you were prescribed this medicine. You and your health care provider determine that. ...Read more