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Propranolol is a beta blocker taken to treat hypertension, irregular heartbeats, tremors and other medical conditions. It’s often prescribed after heart attacks to help patients boost their chances to survive. This medication works by blocking the action of certain naturally occurring chemicals in your body that affect blood and heart vessels.
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Propranolol is a drug used in patients who have had a heart attack or angina. It protects the heart from subsequent attacks. It is used to manage cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension, irregular heartbeats as well as shaking (tremors). You can also use this drug to prevent heart attacks and to reduce recurring migraines. It works by stopping the chemicals in the body that put a strain on the heart, causing a reduction in heart rate and increasing blood pressure. The oral propranolol liquid known as hemangeol is given to infants to treat hemangiomas, which is an abnormal grouping of blood vessels. If this abnormal blood grouping is left untreated, it could lead to ulcers, liver disease or even brain damage.
This drug is usually taken by mouth 2 to 4 times in a day but it is best to follow the directions given by your doctor. The dosage may change from time to time depending on what your doctor deems fit to get the ultimate result. Your doctor will give you instructions based on your condition and how well you respond to the medication. For the oral liquid used in infants, it is best to give the dosage after feeding and place it at least 9 hours apart.
There is also the intravenous administration and it is to be given as seen fit by the health care provider. Follow the exact instructions issued by your doctor and take the medicine at the same time each day. For the liquid hemangeol, measure the medicine with the enclosed syringe or measuring cup to ensure that you do not overdose your baby. Do not shake the liquid either. Discard any remaining hemangeol after two months of opening the bottle.
Propranolol is to be kept away from direct sunlight or moisture. Store the medicine at room temperature and not in refrigerator. This applies to both the children and the adult medication.
Side effects of propranolol include insomnia, nausea, constipation, fatigue, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Allergic side effects include difficulty in breathing, dizziness, confusion, blurred vision and swelling around the face. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects.
Disclose your medical history to your doctor and let him/her know any diseases that you may have during consultation. This is to be done as a precaution to avoid any further complications. Propranolol should be used with extra care in patients with diabetes mellitus and hyperthyroidism. It should not be used by patients who have asthma or very slow heartbeats. Tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions and any other disease that is not listed above to ensure safety.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although it is not known if this drug can affect pregnancy, it can pass on to the breast milk and can cause harm to your breastfeeding baby. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you remember 4 hours to your next dose, skip it and take the next one then call your doctor for further advice. If your condition worsens or does not change after starting the dosage, consult your doctor and report your concerns. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to this drug. In case you need a surgical procedure while on this medication, inform the surgeon that you are on this drug before the surgery starts. Tell your doctor if your baby loses appetite or weight or starts vomiting while using the liquid hemangeol.
Do not use propranolol if you are allergic to it. If you want to stop the dosage consult your doctor. Sudden stop in using this drug can lead to your condition worsening. Your doctor will advise you appropriately if you should stop taking the medication, after which you will gradually decrease the dosage until you stop. Don’t put a strain on your heart during this period. This means that you should limit the physical activities you do. You should not give this medication to someone else even if they show the same symptoms as you. Keep this drug away from children and do not give it to babies who are born underweight.