What is Propranolol ER?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Propranolol

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 21 25
High blood pressure (hypertension) 12 16
Essential tremor 5 14
Anxious mood 3 2
Migraine 2 0
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 2 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Propranolol ER

Side effect Patients
Hot flashes 2
Back pain 1
Fatigue 1
Hypotension 1
Jaw pain 1
Numbness in face 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Propranolol ER

Dosage Patients
60 mg daily 3
160 mg daily 3
120 mg daily 2
80 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Propranolol ER

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Propranolol ER

Duration

Currently taking Propranolol ER

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

Stopped taking Propranolol ER

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 28
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 9
Not specified 21

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Propranolol ER after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Propranolol (Inderal) 2
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 2
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 1
Primidone (Mysoline) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Propranolol ER and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Clonidine (Catapres TTS patch) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
Propranolol (Inderal) 1
Topiramate (Topamax) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Propranolol ER

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Dec 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for essential tremor)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for carotid artery dissection)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Daily

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