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propranolol Hcl

Propranolol Hcl
Propranolol-Oral


Propranolol Hcl is a beta-blocker used to treat chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, migraine headaches, tremors, and other conditions as determined by your doctor. It is also used after an acute heart attack to improve survival. High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. Propranolol Hcl works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body such as epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. This results in a lowering of the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart, among other effects.



 
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propranolol Hcl

Uses
Propranolol Hcl is a beta-blocker used to treat chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, migraine headaches, tremors, and other conditions as determined by your doctor. It is also used after an acute heart attack to improve survival. High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. Propranolol Hcl works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body such as epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. This results in a lowering of the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart, among other effects.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (between 20 and 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include unusually slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, slow or shallow breathing, weakness, or fainting.

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How To Use
  • Take Propranolol Hcl by mouth, as directed by your doctor.
  • Use Propranolol Hcl regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
  • Propranolol Hcl is not effective if you use it only when chest pain or a migraine headache occurs.
  • It is very important to take Propranolol Hcl regularly as prescribed to help prevent these conditions.
  • The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
  • It may take one or two weeks before the full benefit of Propranolol Hcl takes effect.
  • It is important to continue taking Propranolol Hcl even if you feel well.
  • Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking Propranolol Hcl without consulting your doctor.
  • Your condition may become worse when Propranolol Hcl is suddenly stopped.
  • Refer to the Warning section.

Side Effects
  • You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, tiredness, diarrhea, unusual dreams, trouble sleeping, or vision problems as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
  • Propranolol Hcl may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold.
  • Smoking may worsen this effect.
  • Dress warmly and avoid tobacco use.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: symptoms of a very slow heartbeat (e.g., persistent dizziness, fainting, unusual fatigue), bluish discoloration of the fingers and toes, numbness/tingling/swelling of the hands or feet, decreased sexual ability, reversible hair loss, mental/mood changes, trouble breathing, cough, unexplained or sudden weight gain, increased thirst, increased urination.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: easy bruising or bleeding, persistent sore throat or fever.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Propranolol Hcl, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Propranolol Hcl should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using Propranolol Hcl, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain types of irregular heartbeats (e.g., sinus bradycardia, second or third degree atrioventricular block), cardiogenic shock, severe heart failure (overt or decompensated type), asthma, a certain type of tumor (untreated pheochromocytoma).
  • Before using Propranolol Hcl, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart failure (treated, compensated type), other breathing problems (e.g., chronic obstructive lung disease), diabetes, overactive thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism), kidney disease, liver disease, blood circulation problems (e.g., Raynaud s disease), skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis), mental/mood disorders (e.g., depression), certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis), any allergies.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking Propranolol Hcl.
  • If you have diabetes, Propranolol Hcl may mask the fast/pounding heartbeat you would usually feel when your blood sugar level falls too low (hypoglycemia).
  • Other symptoms of a low blood sugar level such as dizziness or sweating are unaffected by Propranolol Hcl.
  • Propranolol Hcl may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.
  • To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position.
  • Propranolol Hcl should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks (e.g., low birth weight) and benefits with your doctor.
  • Propranolol Hcl passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but not if it is within 4 hours of the next dose.
  • If it is within 4 hours of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Propranolol Hcl should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: mibefradil, certain psychiatric drugs (phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, thioridazine).
  • If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting Propranolol Hcl.
  • Before using Propranolol Hcl, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: alpha-blockers (e.g., prazosin), certain antacids (aluminum hydroxide gel), anti-depressant drugs (e.g., amitriptyline, fluoxetine, paroxetine), anti-diabetic drugs (e.g., glipizide, glyburide, insulin), barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital), calcium channel blockers (e.g., diltiazem, verapamil), cimetidine, epinephrine, ergotamine-like drugs, general anesthesia, haloperidol, other heart drugs (e.g., amiodarone, digoxin, propafenone, quinidine, intravenous lidocaine), other drugs to treat high blood pressure (e.g., clonidine, hydralazine, methyldopa, reserpine), medications for overactive thyroid disease (e.g., methimazole, propylthiouracil), neuromuscular blocking drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., indomethacin, ibuprofen), phenytoin, rifamycins (e.g., rifampin), rizatriptan, theophylline, St.
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  • Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure.
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.
  • This product can affect the results of certain lab tests.
  • Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use Propranolol Hcl.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for propranolol Hcl
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 53
Location: North Carolina USA
Time Taken: 3 days

Reason: tachycardia from Hypothyroid Date: 4 September 2011
Side Effects
Within 10 minutes of taking this medication my heart rate slowed noticeably. My pulse was 95 and slowed to 80. Now after 3 days it is 67.

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Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 47
Location: louisiana
Time Taken: months

Reason: nerves Date: 31 January 2011
Side Effects
I always get a head-ache and I get more irritable now than before I was using this product.And I tend to get depressed or really down easy.Sometimes during the weekends when I miss a dose and I get a severe and pounding head-ache.

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Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 27
Location: Memphis, TN
Time Taken: 3 weeks

Reason: headachs and anxiety Date: 18 May 2009
Side Effects
About 2 to 3 days after taking thing medication, I started breaking out and the rash burns and hurts like crazy. It is going from the left side of my neck and down to my arm.

Additional Thoughts
I don't like this product at all. I seem to be having more painc and anxiety attacts and I am becoming more irritated than usual. I seem better off going back on xanex.

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