Inderal belongs to a group of medicines called non-selective beta-blockers.
Inderal comes as regular strength tablets and LA (long acting) tablets.
Inderal is used for the treatment of various conditions, including:
• Angina pectoris
• Myocardial infarction
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Inderal exactly as directed.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
Do not store in the bathroom.
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, and blurred vision as your body adjusts to the medication.
Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness.
Because propranolol reduces blood circulation to the extremities, your hands and feet may be more susceptible to the cold.
Inform your doctor if you develop breathing difficulties, easy bruising or bleeding, swollen hands or feet, confusion or depression, or a sore throat while taking this medication.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you have a history of heart, kidney, or liver disease, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or other lung disease, diabetes, or an overactive thyroid gland.
You may want to check your pulse every day while taking this medication.
Discuss with your doctor what changes in your pulse rate mean.
Before having surgery, tell the doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking propranolol.
This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
Propranolol does appear in breast milk.
Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered but not if it is within 4 hours of next dose.
If it is, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of diuretics, cold preparations and nasal decongestants, reserpine, and other heart or high blood pressure medications.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.