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( Inderal, Inderal-LA, Inderide[CD], Inderide[CD]-LA, Ipran )

In Canada ( Apo-Propranolol, Detensol, Nu-Alpraz, PMS Propranolol )

Propranolol ( Inderal ) is a antianginal, antiarrhythmic, antihypertensive, antitimigraine drug, and beta blocker. Propranolol ( Inderal ) is not a benzodiazepines, it belongs to a group of drugs known as beta blockers. Beta blockers are not FDA approved for the treatment of anxiety or nervous tension but are generally used to do so. Propranolol ( Inderal ) is also used in the treatment of aggressive behavior, angina,certain types of pain,high blood pressure,migraine headaches,narcotic withdrawal,panic attacks, pectoris, phobias, schizophrenia,tremors, to help prevent second heart attack,and the effects of antipsychotic drugs. This drug is not habit forming and may be taken for months or even years.


Capsules ( prolonged action ):
60mg,80mg,90mg,120mg, 160mg.Concentrate:
80mg / ml.

1mg per ml.

Oral Solution:
4mg / ml, 8mg / ml.

10mg, 20 mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80mg, 90mg, 120mg.

Actual dosage must be determined by a physician.

Normal dosage:


If under 18 years of age, DO NOT USE!
18 to 60 years of age, For anxiety, 80mg to 320mg daily.
Over 60 years of age, Lower dosage increased cautiously.
( Check blood pressure regularly )

Problems with:

Liver Function: Lower dosage with care, increase as needed.
Kidney Function: Lower dosage not needed.


Before taking: Blood pressure and pulse.
While taking: Check pulse occasionally,should not fall below 50. Blood test to check liver / kidney functions.


Start: From 10 mg 3 or 4 times daily to 40 mg 2 times daily.
Increases: Gradually, in 3 to 7 day intervals.
Maximum: 640 mg in 24 hours.

Take With: One hour before eating.Full Benefits In: First day to a weeks, depending on severity of disorder. Missed Dose(s): If within one or two hours take, if over one or two hours skip and then continue on your normal schedule.

Never Take a Double Dose

If Stop Taking: Do not stop without consulting your physician and never abruptly if have been taking this drug for an extended period. ( While being discontinued, some people have reported vivid dreams and nightmares. )

Overdose symptoms include: Confusion, changes in heart beat, difficulty breathing, discoloring of fingernails / palms, loss of consciousness, sleepiness, or seizures.


Do not take this drug if you are pregnant.
Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant.
Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
Do not give this drug to children.
If over sixty there may be an increase in side effects and may lower blood pressure to a point where it becomes easy to fall after standing up.

Do not drink alcohol,the interaction of propranolol and alcohol is dangerous.
Do not use if: You had negative reactions to a beta-blocker in the past.
Do not use if: You have low blood pressure, diabetes, sever allergies, asthma, chronic pulmonary disease or severe heart disease.

Inform your doctor if:

  • you had negative reactions to this drug or any other drug in the past.
  • if you have kidney / liver problems or if you have a history of heart problems.
  • if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drug.
  • if you plan to be under anesthesia or having any surgery in the next few months, also if you will be undergoing any medical tests.
  • if you are diabetic or on a special diet ( low-salt / low-sugar or any other ).
Propranolol ( Symptoms or Effects )

Common: Dizziness / slight drowsiness, male impotence.

Rare: Decreased sexual ability, trouble with sleep, difficulty breathing, cold hands / feet, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, skin rash, swelling ankles / feet / back, joint pain, chest pain, depression, confusion, nausea, fever, or abdominal cramps.

See physician always: Decreased sexual ability, difficulty breathing, cold hands / feet, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, skin rash, swelling ankles / feet, back / joint pain, chest pain, depression, confusion, nausea,fever, or abdominal cramps.

See physician if severe: Dizziness / slight drowsiness or trouble with sleep.

See physician NOW: Fever or depression.

Stop taking and see physician NOW: Difficulty breathing, cold hands / feet, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, skin rash, swelling of ankles / feet,chest pain, or confusion.

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