What You Should Know
Brand Name: Inderal, Inderal XL, Inderal LA
What is Pindolol (Inderal)?
The Information about Propranolol (Inderal) contained herein is a compilation of materials available from drugs.com and simplified for the average consumer.
Propranolol also known by the brand name Inderal, is a beta blocker. Beta Blockers also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline.
When you take beta blockers, the heart beats more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers also help blood vessels open up to improve blood flow.
There are drug free alternatives to lowering your blood pressure that may be effective for you. Read about them here.
How to use Propranolol (Inderal):
- Use Propranolol (Inderal) as prescribed on your medication bottle. Do not take more or less or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
- Adults should take Propranolol (Inderal) every day at the same time without or without food (If taken with food, it should be taken every day with food.)
- You may need regular blood pressure tests at your doctors office.
- You may need to briefly stop using Propranolol (Inderal) before having surgery, so discuss with your surgeon.
- Tell your doctors that you are using Propranolol (Inderal) as it can cause unusual results with certain medical tests.
- Store Propranolol (Inderal) at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
- If you miss a dose of Propranolol (Inderal): For regular (short-acting) Propranolol (Inderal): Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is less than 4 hours away.For extended-release propranolol (Inderal LA, InnoPran XL and others): Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is less than 8 hours away. Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release capsule. Swallow it whole. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Do not skip doses or stop taking Propranolol (Inderal) without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Propranolol (Inderal).
What to know before using Propranolol (Inderal):
- Blood thinners such as warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven
- Antidepressants such as amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, imipramine
- drugs to treat high blood pressure or a prostate disorder such as doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin
- Heart or blood pressure medicine such as amiodarone, diltiazem, propafenone, quinidine, verapamil
- NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve)
- Steroid medicine such as prednisone
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Pindolol (Visken). Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
If any of the following conditions apply to you, discuss with your doctor before taking Propranolol (Inderal):
Side effects of Propranolol (Inderal):
Stop using Propranolol (Inderal) and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
The information about Propranolol (Inderal) comes from drugs.com
Propranolol (Inderal) Natural Alternatives:
If you are taking Propranolol (Inderal) or other beta blocker medications, the various ingredients in Tikva have been proven through either clinical trials or other research to lower your blood pressure naturally by dilating (widening) the arteries. Tikva does not act as a beta blocker, as it does not slow down your heart.
Several of the ingredients in Tikva can also increase circulation, dissolve plaque that is already in the arteries and reduce new plaque from forming. In addition, there are ingredients in Tikva to help reduce stress that often increases blood pressure without all of the side effects.
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The information provided on this page should not be used to decide whether or not to take Propranolol (Inderal) or any other medicine. Consult your doctor to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition.
This information about Propranolol (Inderal) is a brief summary and does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Propranolol (Inderal).
This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must speak with your doctor for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Propranolol (Inderal).