What is Inderal?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Propranolol

See also: Inderal LA

Propranolol is a non-selective beta blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, angina, and other heart conditions. It was the first successful beta blocker in medicine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 40 12
Anxious mood 17 9
High blood pressure (hypertension) 16 4
Tremor(s) 14 5
Elevated blood pressure 6 1
Heart palpitations 5 3

Show all 32 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 7
Mild 10
None 31

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Inderal

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 2
Fatigue 2
Heart rate low (bradycardia) 2
Aggressive behavior 1
Depressed mood 1
Dizziness 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Inderal

Dosage Patients
20 mg twice daily 4
80 mg daily 3
40 mg daily 2
60 mg daily 2
40 mg twice daily 2
10mg as needed 2
5 mg daily 1
120 mg daily 1
20mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Inderal

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 13
Did not seem to work 11
Side effects too severe 6
Course of treatment ended 5
Other 5
See all 30 patients who've stopped taking Inderal

Duration

Currently taking Inderal

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Inderal

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 44
Usually 3
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 46
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 27
Not specified 23

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Inderal after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lorazepam (Ativan) 2
Diazepam (Valium) 1
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
Topiramate (Topamax) 1

Patients stopped taking Inderal and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Clonidine (Catapres TTS patch) 1
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Inderal

Mar 18, 2016 (Started Jan 03, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 11, 2013 (Started Dec 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this tablet was given to me for high pulse rate.with time,regular exercise and regular taking the medicine,my pulse rate is now in control.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 25, 2010 (Started May 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Without Inderal I would not be able to take the dose of lithium I need to stay more stable. Before I could hardly sign my name and that was a very present and constant reminder to me of my illness. Within half an hour of taking my first dose, the hand tremors virtually disappeared and I had the unexpected benefit of my anxiety almost disappearing as well. I haven't had any side effects that give me problems
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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