Propranolol is the generic name of Inderal. It is a β-blocker. These β-blockers show an effect on the heart and blood circulation in the veins and arteries.
Inderal is used for the treatment of tremors, hypertension, angina (chest pain), heart rhythm disorders, circulatory problems and some other severe heart conditions. Also, it is used for the treatment or prevention of heart attack, & to decrease the frequency and severity of migraine pain.
How to Use
Consume Inderal exactly as instructed by your physician. Inderal may be consumed by adults with or without meals, but keep in mind that it should be consumed in the similar manner every time. Consume this drug at the same time every day. Don’t chew, crush, break, or split open a capsule. You can swallow it completely.
Following may be side effects of Inderal, inform your doctor if you observe:
- Uneven heartbeats;
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden weakness,
- Trouble breathing;
- Vision problems,
- Rapid weight gain;
- Loss of coordination;
- Liver problems – itching, nausea, fatigue, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice
- Low levels of blood sugar – weakness, headache, sweating, hunger, confusion, dizziness, irritability, feeling jittery or fast heart rate,;
- Low levels of blood sugar in an infant - pale skin, sweating, blue/purple skin, fussiness, feeling cold, crying, shallow breathing, don’t feel like eating, drowsiness, loss of consciousness or seizure (convulsions),
- Extreme skin allergies - sore throat, fever, swollen face/tongue, skin pain, burning eyes, red/purple skin rash, skin peeling and skin blistering.
Some very common side effects of inderal may include:
- Sleep problems (insomnia);
- Stomach cramps;
- Decreased libido,
- Trouble while having an orgasm;
- Impotence, or
- Tired feeling
Avoid the use of Inderal in case you are hypersensitive to propranolol, or even if you suffer from:
- Fainting due o slow heart beats
- Serious heart disorders like "AV block" or "sick sinus syndrome (until a pacemaker is provided).
Let your doctor know if you have any of the following conditions so that it can be made sure that the use of Inderal is safe for you:
- A muscle disorder;
- Low blood sugar,
- Slow heartbeats,
- Liver disorder
- Congestive heart failure;
- Low blood pressure;
- Kidney disease;
- A thyroid disease;
- Pheochromocytoma or
- Blood circulation problems (for example Raynaud's syndrome).
Pregnancy and Inderal
It is not yet if the consumption of Inderal will cause any damage to an unborn baby. Let your doctor know if you get pregnant or think of getting pregnant during the intake of this drug.
There are cases in which propranolol can penetrate into maternal milk and cause damage or harm to a nursing baby. Inform your physician if you are breastfeeding a child.
Inderal is a drug used for treating high blood pressure and also for preventing angina pectoris. It is also used for certain heart conditions like Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis and also for preventing some abnormal heart rhythms.
Inderal is largely used by persons who had a cardiac arrest. It helps in the treatment of tumors and migraine headaches.
Inderal should be used as prescribed by the Doctor. It can be used alone or with other medicines.
The drug should be taken daily at the same time and can be taken with or without meal. Always keep in mind not to take antacids, which contains aluminum within two hours of taking Inderal.
If a dose is missed and you remember it in time, then take it. Well, if it is time for the next dosage, you can skip the missed one and continue with the regular schedule. Always keep in mind not to take double dosage.
Inderal may cause dizziness, drowsiness and or lightheadedness. These can worsen when the drug is taken with some other medicines or alcohol. It is safe not to drive after taking Inderal. Always take the right dosage, not less and not more.
Inderal (Propranolol tablet) is given to persons who have high blood pressure and angina pectoris. The drug is also effective against hereditary tremors, Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis and adrenal gland tumors.
A beta-blocker, Inderal drug decreases the heart contractions, which helps in increasing the blood flow. The drug should only be swallowed, as the medicine has to be slowly released into the body.
Inderal should be taken before any meals. If you want good results, compete the whole medicine. It is better not to stop the drug in the middle of a course as it will only lead to many complications.
If you have missed a dose, take the missed one only if it is not time for your regular dosage. Never go for two Inderal doses at the same time as an overdose of the medicine only increases the risk of side effects.
It will be good if you discuss with your doctor about all your allergic reactions and health conditions before taking the drug. Your doctor should known if you are having emphysema, diabetes, bronchitis, heart blocks, slow heart rate, liver/kidney problem, low blood pressure, depression, circulation problems, pheochromocytoma and thyroid disorder. If you have these conditions, your doctor may either go for a dosage adjustment or recommend frequent monitoring.
Inderal is also known to interaxct with certain medicines. Therefore, you should have to tell the doctor about all the medicines that you are using includng blood thinners, clonidine, antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, ACE inhibitors and heart related drugs.