Inderal Propranolol Hydrochloride and/or alternatives
Inderal belongs to a group of medicines termed as beta-adrenergic blocking drugs, more popularly known as beta-blockers. Beta blockers diminish the effect of adrenaline and stress hormones in the blood. Inderal is a prescription drug, so you must buy Inderal only on a doctor’s prescription for the effective management of high blood pressure, cardiac rhythm anomalies and other related problems.
In addition to the active ingredient Propranolol, this medicine contains some non-active ingredients such as lactose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose. Inderal is available in five strengths - Inderal 10 mg, Inderal 20mg, Inderal 40 mg, Inderal 60 mg and Inderal 80 mg tablets for oral administration to suit individual needs.
Indications & Dosage of Inderal
Inderal is widely prescribed for the management of various ailments associated with heart and circulation. Some of the conditions in which Inderal is being used more often are as follows:
- Treatment and prevention of angina
- Post heart attack management
- Cardiac rhythms disorder
- Prevention of migraine and cluster headache
Dosage of Inderal depends on the severity of condition and individual response. For hypertension, recommended starting dose is Inderal 80mg to be taken once daily. The dosage can be gradually increased up to Inderal 320 mg to 480 mg daily in order to obtain optimum response.
For a majority of conditions, initial Inderal dosage is 80 mg per day, which can be increased up to 480 mg. The dosage should not exceed Inderal 640 mg per day. Generally, Inderal is administered in divided doses to be taken two to three times daily.
Side Effects & Interactions of Inderal
While on Inderal, if you observe any of the following signs, seek immediate medical attention.
- Rash or red itchy marks on the skin
- Abnormal swelling on the face, tongue or lips
- Irregular heartbeat
- Vertigo or fainting
- Mild exertion resulting in shortness of breath
- Swelling in the feet or ankles
- Feeling extremely confused or depressed
Stomach upset, loss of libido, improper sleep, lack of energy are some of the minor side effects that you must report to your doctor during your regular health check-up.
A large number of medications can interact with Propranolol like clonidine, warfarin, amitriptyline, MAO inhibitors and many more. Drug interactions may lead to loss of efficacy or increased risk of side effects. Therefore, before you buy Inderal or initiate the treatment, you must inform your doctor about all medications you are taking or have taken in the recent past.
Warnings & Precautions of Inderal
Use of Inderal is strictly forbidden in certain medical conditions such as asthma, AV bock or sick sinus syndrome and allergy to beta-blockers. Therefore you must share your complete medical history with your doctor.
Observe the following strictly while taking Inderal.
- Take the medicine regularly as recommended and at the same time every day.
- Never stop the medication abruptly at your own will.
- Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this drug.
- Safety of the Propranolol has not been established in pregnancy, so inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to conceive. Avoid breastfeeding while taking this medication.
Serious problems such as unexplained skin rashes, chest pain, and difficulty breathing or swallowing should be reported to your health practitioner immediately.
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