Propranolol

Propranolol

 

General English name: Propranolol

Brand: Bedranol SR, Beta-Prograne, Half Beta-Prograne

Application: Blood pressure - Angina - Arrhythmia - To protect the heart - Relieve anxiety symptoms - Thyroid problems - To prevent migraines

 

 

 

 

Propranolol Drug Information

Contraindications to propranolol

Drug Interaction Propranolol

Tips to consider before taking propranolol

Possible side effects of propranolol

Common side effects of propranolol:

Less common side effects

How to store propranolol

 

 

 

 

Propranolol Drug Information

Drug Information: Propranolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Propranolol is prescribed for the treatment of various diseases and affects the heart and blood vessels.

Propranolol slows heart activity by blocking messages sent from nerves to the heart. It works by blocking small areas (called beta-adrenergic receptors) of the heart that receive nerve messages. This mechanism causes the heart to beat slower and with less intensity. This process is very useful for reducing the pressure inside the arteries in a situation where a person has high blood pressure and prevents abnormal rapid heartbeats (arrhythmias). Because the heart consumes less energy in these conditions, it causes patients with angina to suffer less pain in the chest area. Propranolol can also be effective in protecting the heart in heart attacks.

Propranolol is also prescribed to reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heartbeat and trembling of the hands and feet. These symptoms can also be seen in hyperthyroidism. Propranolol rapidly reduces these symptoms. This beta-blocker is also commonly prescribed to prevent migraines. Propranolol is useful for people who have migraines and other medications have not been suitable for them.

 

Contraindications to propranolol

Pay attention to the expiration date of propranolol and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give propranolol to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose of propranolol prescribed by your doctor.

Check for propranolol drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug Interaction Propranolol

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with propranolol include: alpha blockers (eg prazosin), aluminum hydroxide, anticholinergics (such as atropine, scopolamine), chlorpermazine, cisapride | Cisapride, diazoxide, dofetilide, drugs that affect the liver enzymes that remove propranolol from the body (such as clonidine, hydrazine, methyldopa, reserpine, phenol, reserpine), Antidepressants), specific antidepressants (SSRIs) including fluoxetine / paroxetine / Fluvoxamine, protease inhibitors such as ritonavir, rifamycins such as rifabutin, haloperidol, other cardiac drugs (eg digoxin, disopyramide), propafenone propafenone, quinidine, mefloatine, lithium, ), Theophylline, thioridazine, thyroid drugs (eg methimazole, propylthiouracil, thyroid supplements including levothyroxine, warfarin).

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, including: alcohol, marijuana, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications. Such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants (such as karyoproteol, cyclobenzaprine), antidepressants or antitussives (such as codeine, hydrocodone).

Propranolol may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including glaucoma screening test, heart stress test (exercise test) using arthrotamine, parathyroid test, and urine protein test) and may result in erroneous results. Tell your lab staff and all your doctors that you are taking this medicine before the test.

 

Tips to consider before taking propranolol

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking propranolol:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have asthma or other respiratory problems.
  • If you have any liver or kidney disease.
  • If you have low blood pressure or poor blood circulation.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have psoriasis skin disease.
  • If you have myasthenia gravis.
  • If you have a slow heartbeat or arrhythmia.
  • If you have chest pain (Prinsmetal angina - due to spasm of the heart vessels).
  • If you are taking other medicines. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you are allergic to any medicine.

 

Possible side effects of propranolol

All drugs, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. If there is a negative change in your health after taking the medicine, it is better to consult your doctor. Many complications may be similar to the symptoms of other illnesses.

 

Common side effects of propranolol:

Feeling tired: In this situation, avoid driving and working with tools

Cold hands and feet, shortness of breath, disturbed sleep, slow heartbeat

 

Less common side effects:

Decreased sexual potency, decreased libido, mood swings, headache, upset stomach

Tell your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you think may be due to propranolol.

 

How to store propranolol

• Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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