What is Propranolol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Inderal Inderal LA Propranolol ER Show all

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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
Tremor(s) 32 19
Anxious mood 12 4
High blood pressure (hypertension) 11 6
Parkinson's disease 11 5
Essential tremor 10 10
Tremor in hands 10 10

Show all 21 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 0
Moderate 4
Mild 15
None 29

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Propranolol

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 2
Drowsiness 2
Fainting 2
Cold hands and feet 1
Constipation 1
Cough 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Propranolol

Dosage Patients
80 mg daily 4
10 mg daily 2
20 mg twice daily 2
60 mg daily 2
10 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
40 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Propranolol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 17
Did not seem to work 15
Other 4
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 2
See all 39 patients with Parkinson's disease who've stopped taking Propranolol

Duration

Currently taking Propranolol

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

Stopped taking Propranolol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 33
Usually 10
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 43
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 20
Not specified 27

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Propranolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 1
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane) 1

Patients stopped taking Propranolol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 1
Entacapone (Comtan) 1
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Propranolol for patients with Parkinson's disease.