What Are The Uses Of Propranolol?
Propranolol is a beta blocker used to treat:
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeats
- Shaking (tremors)
- To improve the chance of survival after a heart attack.
- Prevent migraine headaches
- Chest pain (angina).
Propranolol has also been used to control overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or symptoms of anxiety.
What Are The Side Effects Of Propranolol?
Some patients may feel one or more of the following common side-effects, as they adjust to the medication:
- Dizziness, light-headedness, or tiredness
- Stomach pain, nausea/vomiting,
- Changes in vision, trouble in sleeping
- Feeling of coldness in hands and feet caused by reduced blood flow. This effect may worsen if you smoke.
Please inform your doctor immediately, if you experience any of the following rare but serious side-effects:
- Blue toes/ fingers
- Mood changes like depression
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling in ankles or feet, swelling in joints
- Extremely slow heartbeat
- Numbness of arms or legs, tingling
- Decrease in sexual ability
- Increased urination or thirst
- Sudden weight gain
What Are The Contraindications Of Propranolol?
Propranolol is contraindicated in:
- Cardiogenic shock
- Bronchial asthma
- Sinus bradycardia and greater than first-degree block
- Patients who are hypersensitive to Propranolol hydrochl