About Inderal 10mg
Inderal 10mg is an antihypertensive drug used for the management and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain (angina), tremors, and abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia). Inderal is also used to prevent heart attack, anxiety disorders and migraine.
How effective is Inderal 10mg?
Inderal 10mg is a beta-blocker containing the active ingredient propranolol. This drug works as an antihypertensive, anti-anginal and anti-arrhythmic. Beta-blockers alter heart activity and blood circulation. This drug may be prescribed for the management of chest pain (angina), tremors, abnormal heart rhythm, high blood pressure or cardiomyopathy. Inderal 10mg may also be used to relieve migraine attacks and anxiety.
What dose should I choose?
In the case of high blood pressure (hypertension), the dose for adults and children over the age of 12 years is initially 80 mg twice per day. This initial dose is increased to 160-320 mg according to the response.
In the case of angina, tremors or anxiety, the initial dose in adults and children over the age of 12 years is initially 40 mg twice or thrice per day. In the case of migraine and tremors, the initial dose is increased to 80-160 mg daily and 120-240 mg daily in case of angina.
For the short-term relief of acute anxiety, 40 mg per day is used. For generalized anxiety, up to 40 mg, thrice per day may be needed.
For migraine in children under the age of 12 years, 20 mg twice or thrice per day may be given.
The dose should be taken before meals.
What are the side-effects and other warnings when taking Inderal 10mg?
Some side-effects may include:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Loss of sleep (insomnia)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Respiratory distress
Inform your doctor about any prescription/nonprescription drugs you may be taking. If you have asthma or other breathing disorders, are prone to having low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) or poor cardiac reserve, consult your doctor before using Inderal 10mg.
If you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed, notify your doctor or a pharmacist before using this tablet.