Inderal is a popular medicine that is also widely known under the name of Propranolol. This medicine belongs to a wide class of medicines that are called beta-blockers. This type of medicines is known to affect the organism’s circulatory system (this includes our veins, arteries and heart).
Inderal is mainly prescribed for the purposes that are listed below:
However, Inderal (Propranolol) might also be prescribed to serve some other purposes that have not been listed in this guide.
Inderal might not be recommended in the case of patients who are suffering from any of the following medical conditions:
If you do have any of the medical conditions and disorders that have been listed here, you might not be allowed to start taking this medicine or you might have to be prescribed a lower dose of Inderal. Your personal healthcare provider might also want to monitor your intake of this medicine to see how your organism responds to the treatment.
Inderal is a Category C FDA pregnancy medicine. Therefore, it has not been clearly determined whether a treatment with this medicine could harm a growing fetus or not. If you are pregnant, or if you are planning to be so too, you should ask your personal physician if it is safe (both for you and for the growing fetus) to start taking this medicine. It has not been clearly determined whether this medicine’s main ingredients are able to pass into breast milk or not. Ask for your physician’s approval before you start using this medicine if you are breastfeeding an infant.
A prolonged treatment with Inderal is known to sometimes cause dizziness, drowsiness, or some changes in your regular blood pressure. While using this medicine, you should employ extra caution while performing activities that require physical or mental alertness such as (operating complicated machinery or driving). Alcohol based products are known to increase this medicine’s side effects (especially drowsiness). You should avoid consuming alcoholic beverages while being treated with Propranolol.
Inderal Intake Guidelines
Ask your personal doctor how and when to take this medicine. Do not disobey from any of your physician's advices. If you fail to understand any of them, you should ask a pharmacist, a nurse or a doctor for further explanations. You should read the instructions on the drug’s label. Each dose of Inderal is regularly accompanied by a large glass of water (8 ounces of liquid). This medicine should be taken in on a full stomach (or it should be accompanied with milk or food) in order to avoid dizziness and stomach upset.
Each dose of Inderal should be taken in on a regular basis, preferably at the same time each day. You must not stop using this medicine without your physician’s approval, as this might aggravate your initial medical condition.
Ask your doctor to tell you the dose of Inderal that you should take. Do not make any alterations to the dose that he or she has prescribed you without your physician's consent. The correct dose of this medicine might vary from one patient to another.
If you suspect that you might be suffering from an overdose with this medicine (if you have used a higher drug dose) you should seek immediate medical attention. Alert your personal physician and contact your local poison control centre. The average Inderal (Propranolol) overdose symptoms include the following effects:
Inderal Missed Dose
In order to get the proper results from your treatment with Inderal, you should take it on a regular basis. If you forget to take a dose of this drug, you should take it as soon as you recall. If it is time for another scheduled dose, it is recommended that you skip the one that you have missed and proceed with your regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking extra doses of Inderal without your physician's approval.
Inderal Side Effects
A prolonged treatment with Inderal is known to sometimes trigger some of these severe allergic reactions and side effects:
You should stop your treatment with Inderal and alert your personal physician if you have any of these dangerous (severe) side effects. You may continue your treatment with this medicine, but you should alert your doctor if you experience these less severe (but also, more common) side effects:
Inderal Drug Reactions
Avoid using these medicines while you are treated with Inderal: