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(propranolol hydrochloride) Tablets
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Inderal® (propranolol hydrochloride) is a synthetic beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent chemically described as 2-Propanol, 1-[(1-methylethyl)amino]-3-(1-naphthalenyloxy)-, hydrochloride,(±)-. Its molecular and structural formulae are:
Propranolol hydrochloride is a stable, white, crystalline solid which is readily soluble in water and ethanol. Its molecular weight is 295.80.
Inderal (propranolol) is available as 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, and 80 mg tablets for oral administration.
The inactive ingredients contained in Inderal (propranolol) Tablets are: lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and stearic acid. In addition, Inderal (propranolol) 10 mg and 80 mg Tablets contain FD&C Yellow No. 6 and D&C Yellow No. 10; Inderal (propranolol) 20 mg Tablets contain FD&C Blue No. 1; Inderal (propranolol) 40 mg Tablets contain FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 6, and D&C Yellow No. 10; Inderal (propranolol) 60 mg Tablets contain D&C Red No. 30.
What are the possible side effects of propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA, InnoPran XL)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast, slow, or uneven heartbeats;
- feeling light-headed, fainting;
- feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
- swelling of your ankles or feet;
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or...
What are the precautions when taking propranolol (Inderal)?
Before taking propranolol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have had a serious reaction to other beta blockers (e.g., metoprolol); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (e.g., asthma, bronchitis, emphysema), heart failure, certain types of heart rhythm problems (sinus bradycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), kidney disease, liver disease, blood circulation problems (e.g., Raynaud's disease), a certain...
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/5/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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