Inderal (Propranolol)- 10mg Generic Tablets
Chemical Name: PROPRANOLOL (proe-PRAN-oh-lole)
Propranolol is a beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure and angina pectoris (chest pain). Propranolol is also used after a heart attack. Propranolol is also used to prevent migraine attacks and to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
WARNING: If you have angina or have had heart problems, do not suddenly stop using Propranolol without first consulting your doctor. If your doctor decides you should no longer use Propranolol, you must stop Propranolol gradually according to your doctor's instructions. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with Propranolol. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE Propranolol if you are also taking mibefradil or theophylline. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking amiodarone, barbiturates, cimetidine, clonidine, disopyramide, flecainide, indomethacin, insulin, ketanserin, phenothiazines, prazosin, quinidine, verapamil, or medicine for thyroid conditions. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. USE OF Propranolol IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have a history of asthma or other breathing problems, heart block, heart failure, or other heart rhythm conditions. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking Propranolol.
Follow the directions for using Propranolol provided by your doctor. Propranolol may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. Take Propranolol at the same time(s) each day. STORE Propranolol at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Propranolol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
DO NOT STOP TAKING Propranolol without checking with your doctor. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Propranolol. Propranolol MAY CAUSE drowsiness or dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Propranolol. BEFORE TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any medicines used to treat colds or congestion. IF YOUR DOCTOR HAS INSTRUCTED YOU TO CHECK your blood pressure and heart rate regularly, be sure to do so. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Propranolol during pregnancy. Propranolol IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using Propranolol, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS: Propranolol may mask signs of low blood sugar such as a rapid heartbeat. Check blood glucose levels regularly.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include mild drowsiness; lightheadedness or dizziness; or unusual tiredness or weakness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience difficulty breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include slowed heartbeat and dizziness and weakness especially upon standing.
DO NOT SHARE Propranolol with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE Propranolol for other health conditions. KEEP Propranolol out of the reach of children. IF USING Propranolol FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.