Propranolol (Inderal®) is a non-selective beta blocker (i.e. it blocks the action of adrenalin on both β1- and β2-adrenoreceptors). It has various uses, such as treatment of high blood pressure, prophylaxis of migraine, controlling tremors, suppressing the symptoms of hyperthyroidism (tachycardia, tremor), lowering portal pressure in portal hypertension when this has led to esophageal varices, as well as in the management of anxiety and panic disorders.

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... PROPRANOLOL (Inderal®) belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. Propranolol controls, but does not cure, high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure may not make you feel sick, but it can lead to serious heart problems. Propranolol has a number of other uses; for some of these the sustained-release capsules are not suitable. Propranolol steadies irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and relieves chest pain (angina), and it may be helpful after a heart attack. Propranolol can help prevent migraine headaches; relieve serious tremors (uncontrollable shaking); and help certain problems related to the thyroid gland and adrenal gland. Generic propranolol tablets and extended-release capsules are available. ...
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Propranolol Systematic (IUPAC) name 1-(isopropylamino)- 3-(naphth ...
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Propranolol for Headaches
... Common brand names: Inderal, Inderal LA Why is this drug prescribed? Your doctor has prescribed propranolol to help prevent your migraine headaches. This medication is classified as a beta-blocker and...
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