Can i stop taking propranolol?

Do not stop taking this medicine (propranolol tablets) all of a sudden. If you do, chest pain that is worse and in some cases heart attack may occur. The risk may be greater if you have certain types of heart disease. To avoid side effects, you will want to slowly stop this medicine (propranolol tablets) as ordered by your doctor.Brand name: Drug classes: 

Does propranolol lower heart rate? Propranolol slows down a person’s heart rate and makes it easier for the heart to beat. This action gives propranolol its antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering) effects.

Is Propranolol safe? Propranolol is a safe, effective medication that has been used for decades to treat heart issues, anxiety and other conditions. Side effects are typically mild and uncommon but can still affect you, especially after you first begin using the medication.

What is propanol medication? Propranolol is a type of drug called a beta-blocker. It works by acting on the nerve impulses in specific areas of the body such as the heart. This causes the heart to beat slower and more steadily. There are some side effects and complications to consider before taking propranolol, however,…



  • For capsule, extended release 24hr products : Swallow whole. Do not break/chew/crush/dissolve. Best to take at the same time each day. May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution. MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it. Do not smoke. May mask signs of low blood sugar in diabetics. Tell doctor/surgeon on drug prior to any surgery. Check pulse and blood pressure. Share with MD.
  • For solution, oral products : Important to read patient package insert& med guide. Do not shake. Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe. Take doses regularly, even when feeling well. May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving. Take with meals and snacks as directed. May cause dizziness. Tell doctor your complete medical history. Know signs of low blood sugar. Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor. Call doctor if you are not getting better.

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Was this helpful?How fast does propranolol work to lower blood pressure? Propranolol will start to work within a couple of hours. It depends on what it has been prescribed for to realize the full effects. For example it will take about 2 weeks to determine if effective in treating hypertension (high blood pressure). Propranolol will start to work within a couple of hours.

Does propranolol cause low blood pressure? Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider before stopping propranolol so that it can be done in a safe manner. Propranolol may cause extreme low blood pressure and/or a slow heart rate in some people. Symptoms can include dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting.

What medications cause lower pulse? Medications. Certain medications are meant to slow your heart rate, which lowers your pulse rate as well. Beta blockers, digitalis and calcium channel blockers are intended for this purpose. Sedatives and tranquilizers can also lower your heart rate. In some cases, a low pulse may be a side effect of a medication.

Can propranolol cause heart problems? In patients with existing slow heart rates (bradycardias) and heart blocks (defects in the electrical conduction of the heart), propranolol can cause dangerously slow heart rates, and even shock. Propranolol reduces the force of heart muscle contraction and can aggravate symptoms of heart failure.