Inderal (Propranolol) is a medicine rated to beta blocker group. It copes with high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and shaking (tremors). Under the influence of this medicine such diseases and disorders as a migraine, headaches, chest pain (angina), strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems can be prevented. It is also used after a heart attack to improve the chance of survival. The main goal of Inderal (Propranolol) is to lower high blood pressure. Due to that the cardiac output and sympathetic stimulation of peripheral blood vessels are considerably reduced. The effect from treatment becomes noticeable after 14 days of regular therapy.
Indication for use
Inderal (Propranolol) can be taken by almost all adults and children who have :
- Essential and renal hypertension,
- angina pectoris,
- essential tremors,
- hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy,
- pheochromocytoma (with alpha-blockers).
Inderal (Propranolol) is not recommended to use if you have: hypersensitivity, cardiogenic shock, history of is a bronchospasm and bronchial asthma, metabolic acidosis, peripheral circulatory arterial disorders, bradycardia, sinus node weakness syndrome, decompensated heart failure, angina, pregnancy, period of lactation.
Dose and usage
Dose of Inderal (Propranolol): 10 mg – pink, round, flat tablets, 40mg – pink, round, flat tablets; Inderal La: 80 mg – blue or white-blue capsules, 160 mg – blue or white-blue capsules.
Before taking this medication consult with your attending physician.
Hypertension: the initial dose is 80 mg 2 times a day, the average dose is 160-320 mg / day (not more than 640 mg / day); angina pectoris, anxiety, migraine, tremor: initial dose – 40 mg 2-3 times a day, average dose 80–240 mg / day; arrhythmias, obstructive cardiomyopathy, thyrotoxicosis: 10–40 mg 3-4 times a day (up to 240 mg / day); pheochromocytoma – 30 mg / day.
Children under 12 years: with arrhythmia, pheochromocytoma, thyrotoxicosis – 0.25–0.5 mg / kg 3-4 times a day, with migraine – 20 mg 2-3 times a day.
Once in a while some side effects can be developed: hallucinations, psychoses, bradycardia, thrombocytopenia, visual disturbances, heart failure, orthostatic hypotension, cold extremities, Raynaud’s syndrome, dizziness, sleep disturbance, hypoglycemia, dyspeptic disorders, psoriasis, bronchitis.
Please, call your doctor if you notice some of these side effects.