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||BRAND NAME : Inderal
CHEMICAL CONTENTS : Propranolol HCL
Inderal, a type of medication known as a beta blocker, is used in the treatment of blood hypertension, angina pectoris (chest pain, usually caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries), changes in heart rhythm, prevention of migraine headache, hereditary tremors, hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a condition related to exertional angina), and tumors of the adrenal gland. It is also used to reduce the risk of death from recurring heart attack.
When used for the treatment of blood hypertension, it is effective alone or combined with other blood hypertension medications, particularly thiazide-type diuretics. Beta blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions, reducing the heart's demand for oxygen and lowering blood pressure.
All dosages of Inderal, for any problem, must be tailored to the individual. Your doctor will determine when and how often you should take this drug. If you are over 65, the doctor will probably start with a relatively low dosage. Remember to take it exactly as directed.
Inderal Contraindications :
If you have inadequate blood supply to the circulatory system (cardiogenic shock), certain types of irregular heartbeat, a slow heartbeat, bronchial asthma, or severe congestive heart failure, you should not take this medication.
Inderal Side Effects:
Side effects Inderal may include : Abdominal cramps, colitis, congestive heart failure, constipation, decreased sexual ability, depression, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, disorientation, dry eyes, fever with sore throat, hair loss, hallucinations, headache, light-headedness, low blood pressure, lupus erythematosus (a disease of the connective tissue), nausea, rash, reddish or purplish spots on the skin, short-term memory loss, slow heartbeat, tingling, prickling in hands, tiredness, trouble sleeping, upset stomach, visual changes, vivid dreams, vomiting, weakness, worsening of certain heartbeat irregularities
No specific information on Inderal overdose is available; however, overdose symptoms with other beta blockers include:
Extremely slow heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, severe congestive heart failure, seizures, wheezing
Inderal Missed dose:
Take Inderal as soon as you remember. If it is within 8 hours of your next scheduled dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.
Store Inderal at room temperature in a tightly closed, light-resistant container. Protect from freezing or excessive heat.
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