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What is Propranolol used for?
Propranolol is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina pectoris, hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, heart rhythm disorders, tremors, migraine headaches, and other heart and circulatory problems. It belongs to a group of drugs known as beta blockers. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Propranolol?
The dosage of Propranolol prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Propranolol should be taken before meals.
What if you miss a dose of Propranolol?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Propranolol medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is within 4 hours of the next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Propranolol?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Propranolol, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Propranolol?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Propranolol.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Propranolol, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Propranolol can interact with antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Propranolol?
Like other medicines, Propranolol can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Propranolol are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Propranolol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Propranolol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Propranolol can cause side effects such as tiredness, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, impotence, insomnia, and vision problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Propranolol.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Propranolol?
Is it possible for me to take Propranolol with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Propranolol?
What are the possible drug interactions of Propranolol?
How will Propranolol work in my body?
How should Propranolol be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Propranolol drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Propranolol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.