Inderal Product Description
Inderal is a drug for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases possessing antihypertensive, antianginal and antiarrhythmic activity. As the antihypertensive agent, Inderal is used to lower high blood pressure and manage essential hypertension (including in patients with pheochromocytoma).
As an antianginal agent, Inderal is used to decrease angina frequency and increase exercise tolerance. As an antiarrhythmic agent, Inderal is used for:
- control of ventricular rate in patients with rapid ventricular rate and atrial fibrillation;
- adjunctive management of cardiac dysrhythmia caused by anxiety, hyperthyroidism, or by any medicines.
Furthermore, Inderal can be assigned for:
- prevention of common migraine attack;
- management of congenital heart disorders (including Tetralogy of Fallot);
- improvement of overall functional abilities in hypertrophic subaortic stenosis;
- reduction of cardiovascular mortality in patients with definite or suspected myocardial infarction;
- reduction of tremor amplitude in patients with hereditary, senile, and familial essential tremor (does not reduce tremor caused by parkinsonism).
Inderal tablets and capsules are most often prescribed to treat hypertension and (or) angina pectoris. The maximum recommended dose for hypertensive patients is 640mg per day. The maximum doses of Inderal for the management of angina may reach 320 mg per day.
If you do not take Inderal at the scheduled time, take the next dose as soon as you remember. However, if less than 4 hours are left until the next dose; do not take this dose of beta-blocker at all. Do not use extra medicine and do not double Inderal dose to make up the missed dose.
For control of hypertension, Inderal can be administered in combination with peripheral vasodilators, thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics. The patients with pheochromocytoma are prescribed with Inderal only together with alpha-blockers.
Inderal should be stored in a cool dry place at controlled room temperature up to 30°C. The container with Inderal tablets or capsules should be kept tightly closed and protected from bright light.
Inderal Safety Information
To prevent cardiovascular events associated with Inderal withdrawal, avoid sudden discontinuation of antianginal / antihypertensive treatment. Inderal therapy should be stopped gradually, periodically reducing the total daily dose of this beta-blocker.
All materials about cardiovascular diseases presented in Inderal review are published for information purposes only and should not be used instead of professional medical advice relative to cardiac diseases. The online pharmacy disclaims responsibility for any loss arising from the use of information about Inderal beta-blocker.
Inderal Side Effects
Inderal is usually well tolerated and arising side effects do not require its cancellation. Patients using Inderal most often complain of fatigue, sleep disturbances, nightmares, hypersensitivity reactions, cold extremities, and bradyarrhythmia. The most severe side effects of Inderal are congestive heart failure and bronchospasm. Less commonly, the patients, who took Inderal, report about gastrointestinal disturbances, such as anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.