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Inderal is a beta-blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and chest pain. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches and recurrence of heart attacks.  It works by relaxing blood vessels.

Drug information on Inderal (Propranolol) from ICI India Ltd.


  Capsule/ Tablet
ICI India Ltd.
Generic : Propranolol
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Medical Condition(s) for which Inderal may be prescribed

Side effects of Inderal

   Heart : Slow heart rate, heart failure, low blood pressure, tingling of hands and bruising.

   Central Nervous System : Lightheadedness, mental depression, sleeplessness, weakness, fatigue, visual disturbances, hallucinations, vivid dreams, memory loss, emotional lability, fatigue, lethargy and vivid dreams.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, abdominal cramping, diarrhea and constipation.

   Allergic reactions : Shock, rash, fever combined with pain and sore throat and respiratory distress.

   Respiratory : Asthma.

   Blood : Bruising, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Skin : Skin inflammation, rash, hives, hair loss and redness of the skin.

   Genitourinary : Male impotence and peyronie's disease (penis in duration).

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 80-240 mg twice daily. The maximum dose is 640 mg daily.

How to use Inderal?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Inderal not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with shock due to heart problems, heart failure, asthma, and very low blood pressure, children with congenital heart disease, asthma and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Inderal

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, lung, liver or kidney disease, poor blood circulation, breathing problems, sugar, low blood sugar, overactive thyroid, increased eye pressure, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or vision changes, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Inderal

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Inderal

Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25° C).

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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