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(propranolol hydrochloride) Long-Acting Capsules
Inderal® (propranolol hydrochloride) is a synthetic beta-adrenergic receptor-blocking agent chemically described as 2-Propanol, l-[(l-methylethyl)amino]-3-(l-naphthalenyloxy)-, hydrochloride,(±)-. Its molecular and structural formulae are:
C16H21NO2 · HCl
Propranolol hydrochloride is a stable, white, crystalline solid which is readily soluble in water and ethanol. Its molecular weight is 295.80.
Inderal LA is formulated to provide a sustained release of propranolol hydrochloride. Inderal LA (propranolol) is available as 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg, and 160 mg capsules for oral administration.
The inactive ingredients contained in Inderal LA (propranolol) capsules are: cellulose, ethylcellulose, gelatin capsules, hypromellose, and titanium dioxide. In addition, Inderal LA (propranolol) 60 mg, 80 mg, and 120 mg capsules contain D&C Red No. 28 and FD&C Blue No. 1; Inderal LA (propranolol) 160 mg capsules contain FD&CBlueNo. 1.
These capsules comply with USP Dissolution Test 1.
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 LA)?
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.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain types of heart rhythm problems (sinus bradycardia, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block), severe heart failure, asthma.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other breathing problems (e.g., bronchitis,...
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/12/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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