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How to take propranolol?

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Drug Class: Beta Blockers Non-Cardiac Selective

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Do not use. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

May Treat: · · · · and more

Brand Names: · · · · and more

Drug Class: Beta Blockers Non-Cardiac Selective

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Do not use. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

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  • 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.

What are side effects of Propranolol?Any warnings while using Propranolol?Does Propranolol interact with any drugs?How to use Propranolol?What if you missed a dose of Propranolol?What if you overdose on Propranolol?

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  • People also askWhat happens if I take too much propranolol?What happens if I take too much propranolol?People who take too much propranolol may have overdose symptoms that could include: Extremely low blood pressure (hypotension) A severe decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) Difficulty breathing.

    Precautions

    • 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.

    What are side effects of Propranolol?Any warnings while using Propranolol?Does Propranolol interact with any drugs?How to use Propranolol?What if you missed a dose of Propranolol?What if you overdose on Propranolol?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?What happens if I take too much propranolol? People who take too much propranolol may have overdose symptoms that could include: Extremely low blood pressure (hypotension) A severe decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) Difficulty breathing.

    What should I avoid while taking propranolol? Caffeine-containing food items and beverages when taken along with propranolol may decrease the effectiveness of the drug. It is better to avoid tea or coffee while taking propranolol. Propranolol is available in the form of an extended-release capsule and an oral solution.

    Can you just stop taking propranolol? You should not abruptly stop taking propranolol without talking to your doctor. The medicine treats high blood pressure and other conditions, but it is not a cure. If you stop taking it, your blood pressure may go back up and your symptoms may return. You should keep taking it to maintain a normal blood pressure.

    What are the side effects of propranolol? The more common side effects of propranolol can include: slower heart rate. diarrhea. dry eyes. hair loss. nausea. weakness or tiredness.

    What happens when you take too much propranolol?

    What happens when you take too much propranolol? People who take too much propranolol may have overdose symptoms that could include: Extremely low blood pressure (hypotension) A severe decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) Difficulty breathing.

    Who should not take propranolol? You should not use propranolol if you are allergic to it, or if you have: asthma; very slow heart beats that have caused you to faint; or a serious heart condition such as “sick sinus syndrome” or “AV block” (unless you have a pacemaker).

    Does propranolol cause weight loss? Weight loss is found among people who take Propranolol hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Ranitidine, and have Pain.

    Does propranolol make you feel high? You certainly cannot get “high” on propranolol! However, a patient taking any kind of beta blocker can have hypotension (low blood pressure) and reflex tachycardia (rapid heart beats). As a result of the low blood pressure a patient may feel light headed or dizzy.