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coming off propranolol

i have stopped taking propranolol 80mg 3days ago and would like to know if there is any side effects coming off them ## I had problems just stopping cold turky after one doctor told me it would be ok, i felt panicky and anxious. Another doctor said to reduce the dose slowly over time or i will get withdrawal syptoms, One day on, one day off (2 weeks)then one day on two days off (2 weeks) so on, i still had problems and had to do it over the space of months. I am now down to one morning dose a day and ready to stop completely (after 6 months) and am feeling ok ## Any drug or substance that you take into your body for a prolonged period of time will cause some mild withdrawal symptoms if you abruptly stop using it, even if they don't consider it addictive. Because your body gets used ...

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Warning! Interaction Between Propranolol + Minoxidil (Rogaine)

Hi, I was taking propranolol to help with anxiety. Dosage was dependent on how bad anxiety was on any given day. I was struggling with self-esteem, so visited a hair clinic for help with thinning hair. One of the things that I was given by the clinic was Minoxidil 10%, which is a product proven to help stimulate hair regrowth (see Rogaine). This product was applied to the scalp twice a day, morning and night. Within a few days of using the Minoxidil, I started to feel chronic fatigue, which literally knocked me off my feet. I also went into a really deep depression. Something was not right! I took to Dr Google lol. Very quickly, I found that chronic fatigue and depression are two symptoms of very low blood pressure. Fortunately, I own a BP monitor and took some readings. My usual restin...

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Propranolol dose increase, worse symptoms?

My doctor switched me over from the tablet to the sustained release capsules and doubled my dose from 80mg to 80mg twice a day. Somehow my heart arrhythmia has gotten worse. I am unable to sleep because my heart will not stop fluttering and I feel out of breath and weak. My GP says this is normal (I'm unable to contact my cardiologist) and is just a result of my body getting used to a higher dose and to just wait it out. But how does that make sense?? How can a higher dose make my symptoms worse? I only asked for something to be changed as I would get some mild fluttering night when my medication wore off that was irritating, this is beyond mild and is even happening two hours after I took the medication. Is this really just my body getting used to a higher dose? ## Palpitations can...

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Propranolol False Positives For Amphetamines And Opiates

I recently began taking propranolol for low blood pressure. I took a drug screen and it tested positive for amphetamines and opiates,however,I haven't taken anything but Goody Powders and my prescribed dosage of 10 mg of propranolol. Could someone tell me how it caused a false positive test result? Thank you very much for any help. ## Your taking it for low blood pressure? Propanolol is used to treat high blood pressure, because it helps to lower it. Learn more Propranolol details here. And it can cause a false positive for Amphetamines, but I can't really explain the specifics of why. However, in most cases, it's due to the quality of the test being used, the less expensive, non-certified tests have been known to give these false positive results anywhere from 4 to 50% of t...

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Propranolol Side Effects

Hi all, I suffer from GAD and panic disorder I was recently given 40 mg of propranolol to take twice a day. I have also been taking 150mg setraline for 2 years. I've only been taking propranolol for a few days but my anxiety is causing me to worry about how im feeling once I take it. My mouth goes very mildly numb and so do my lips after taking it which makes me panic as I think l having an allergic reaction then my throat starts feeling a little swollen but I don't know f that's because I'm convincing myself that's what's wrong? I usually need to lay down for an hour or so after taking it as i feel very off balance and not quite with it... I can feel my body trying to have a panic attack but it doesn't actually happen while on these tablets which is life cha...

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Can Propranolol Help Me Sleep

Having trouble sleeping at night and was wondering if propranolol would help as they slow your heart beat? ## No, it is not safe to try to use them to induce sleep. Propranolol can cause some drowsiness as a side effect, but it is actually most commonly used to help lower high blood pressure and improper use of it can be dangerous, due to the fact that it can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. You can learn more Propranolol details here. Thus, the first thing you need to do is get to the root of the problem. What is causing you to have trouble sleeping? Have you tried cutting out stimulants after 3pm, such as caffeine, chocolate and sugars? Do you keep a consistent bedtime and wake time? ## Propranolol can help some people sleep, particularly if their lack of sleep is due to anxi...

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Changing from urizide to nefedipine effects

Have been using urizide 50mg and propranolol 40mg once daily for the last 21yrs. Now doc has taken me off urizide coz of gout problems and substituted it with nefedipine brown tablets. Bp level are not stable.., ## I am changing from urizide to lorsatan give advice ## What are your current BP levels? The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Have you started taking the medication? ## I’m on 50 mg of nefetdpine for high blood pressure, I mean it is known to cause heart attacks at the rate of 60% especially in elderly adults should I switch my medication

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Propranolol Hydrochloride 40 mg for weaning off Xanax

I was told that people who are addicted to Xanax can be weaned off of it with this Propranolol Hydrochloride 40 mg pill marked "40 Dan 5556". Is this a true fact? What all is Propranolol used for? ## Michael Jackson died from it. It is an anesthetic for surgeries. MJ on top of Valium and dillaudid shots he got from dr Conrad Murray. He went to jail for four years. I’ve never heard of anybody using it, for the help or getting off Xanax. It really takes 5 days if you ween w the first benzo ever made called Librium. I got off Xanax In 5 days at a detox. I couldn’t believe it w no side effects or rebound anxiety ## It's a beta 2 blocker and will help slow the heart rate down if it is beating too fast. ## RB is correct, Propranolol is a beta blocker, which is most com...

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Pur Bloka Alternatives

Can Pur-Bloka or it's generic be bought over the counter? What alternatives are there to Pur-Bloka? I'm using it once a day for mild nervousness. ## Pur-Bloka contains the active ingredient Propranolol, it is a beta blocker, which is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac related conditions. Thus, I am not sure how it is supposed to help with nervousness of any type. In the U.S. and other countries that regulate their medications, it is only available by prescription. I don't know where you are located, so I have no way of knowing if the same is true for you, or not. Can you post back with your location? ## In South Africa it is used to treat Anxiety, you do need a perscription. I have Bi-polar type 2. I get very nervous in front of people and my neck an...

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overdose of pur bloka

What are the side effect? ## This medication contains the active ingredient Propranolol, which is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. And overdose may cause symptoms such as severe nausea, extreme dizziness, fainting, shallow breathing, lowered heart rate, all of which could potentially be fatal. Do you know someone that overdosed? ## I took full pill a day an I am supposed to take half ## Just FYI Propranolol is NOT what Michael Jackson overdosed on, it was Propofol and a mixture of Ativan and Dilaudid. Propranolol is a beta blocker. Sorry I just wanted you to be aware. Have a wonderful day.

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p b pink, round, C on reverse

I have a round pink tablet, with an indent on one side, so that one can break pill in halve. On the side of the indent two letters appear, namely P B. On the other side of the tablet is a large C. ## what is this? i found one in my daughters room and i have never seen them before. She is 9 years old. ## pls tell me what this is i found some in my sons drawer ## It is Propranolol 40 mg: This medicine is a Pink Tablet imprinted with "P B" and "C" [1] Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain caused by angina, and irregular heart beat. It is also used to protect the heart after a heart attack and to prevent migraines. It is a beta-blocker. It is used to slow down the activity of the heart and decrease blood pressure. In general this drug is used if you ha...

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Pliva 467 vs P10 Propanolol

I've been taking the Pliva 467 for almost 15 years. Now they did away with the 467 and i got the P10. I start them tomorrow but I'm afraid. Are they the same? ## Hi Joyce - I understand your concerns, especially if the Pliva version (50111-467) has been working for you all this time. To answer your question, they both contain Propranolol Hydrochloride 10 mg. The P 10 version appears to be manufactured by Heritage Pharmaceuticals (NDC code 23155-110). The main difference between these two are the inactive ingredients. Pliva 467 inactive ingredients: - Anhydrous Lactose - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato - FD&C Yellow No. 6 - D&C Yellow No. 10 - Aluminum Oxide P 10 inactive ingredients: - D&C Yellow No. 10 - FD...

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Mega doses of Vitamin D and high heart rate

I am having a big problem with a high heart rate since the doctor put me on mega doses of vitamin D. Has anyone had this problem? ## Was your rate shown to be severely low by actual blood tests? MedlinePlus has an article about vitamin D toxicity, though it doesn't cover all the causes and symptoms. However, it is a real problem that it becoming more and more prevalent, due to the habit many people have of thinking it is safe to take supplements in high amounts. Since it can cause high blood pressure, elevated heart rate has been known to go along with it, since your heart has to work harder. Have you actually had your heart rate checked, or does it just feel like it is racing? ## I never have low heart rate, usually too high so I have to take propranolol. I have had my thyroid rem...

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Green pill imprinted N010

I found this pill laying around my house. It is green and has N010 imprinted on one side and is scored on the other. ## I believe that Betty is correct - a round green pill with imprint N010 corresponds with Propranolol 40 mg (NDC 16714-023). This drug is classified as a Beta Blocker. Medline Plus states "Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). It is also used to prevent angina (chest pain), migraine headaches, and to improve survival after a heart attack. Propranolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and dec...

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ciplar 10 mg and hyperthyroidism

Iam a hyperthyroid patient.My T3 and T4 levels are normal but TSH is low (0.08) Doctor suggest me to take Ciplar 10 mg . Iam feeling very tired after taking this tablet for the first day. Is this tablet is suitable for maintaining normal TSH level? ## No, this medication contains the active ingredient Propranolol, which is actually used to treat high blood pressure and some cardiac conditions. Drowsiness and fatigue can be normal side effects of it, as reported by the U.S. FDA, it may also cause nausea, dizziness and increased urination. What type of doctor did you consult? ## Hi i have hyperthyroid and tsh is 0.010 , doctor has prescribed abott thyrocab and ciplar la 40. Can you please advise on taking ciplar la 40. ## I am taking Ciplar 10 ,I am suffering from hyperthyroidism.Is this ...

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Blue pill wiith 45 80 SR

Blue capsule pill with 45 80 SR written on one half. What is it? Thanks! ## oiygfopiygfpyi ## It is bedranol SR Capsules (trade name) Otherwise known as slow release Propranolol Hydrochloride This is a beta blocker used for many different medical problems from anxiety to hypertension. ## Need to identify a capsual marked SR 45 80 need to confirm it is slow or modified Propananol please. This has been substituted by the dispensing chemist as they have run out of the usual White caplet, will they exactly have exactly the same effect Thank you Anthony ## Hello, According to the UK government this pill is a Bedranol SR capsule, as Bowen pointed out. Below is the link to the UK medicines organization webpage where you can find more information regarding this...

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Coming off propranolol 80mg

I've been taking propranolol 80mg once a day for over 2 years for anxiety that caused me to have severe chest pain and to feel dizzy. It definitely made me feel better but the cause of my anxiety was due to where i worked and now I have moved work to somewhere that is a big advocate of helping employers with mental health. This has greatly helped the mental side of my anxiety so now I want to stop taking them before I become too dependent on them. What I want to know is are the side effects you get from it really bad or does it depend on the person. I dont want to stop and all the feelings i used to get come rushing back. Thank you for any advice. ## It can depend on the person, but it is always best to taper such a medication, since the NIH warns that stopping it abruptly could cau...

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Pliva 457

Small, round tab, orange color, scored in back ## Pliva lists this tablet as containing 10mgs of Propranolol, it is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. NDC code: 50111-0467 The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Getting off propranolol, a safe way?

Adult male here. About 5 years ago i quit drinking. Anxiety, panic attacks, migraines and PTSD resurfaced. Went to the doctor and the waiting room triggered me. As a normal physiological response to a perceived threat, my BP rose. Now in the doctors office, they look at my BP and say "wow it's so high!" I try to explain but since it wasn't on file... got prescribed propranolol. 10mg twice a day. Would get migraine in the afternoon so this was increased to 10mg 3 times a day / every 6 hours. Starting off with the side effects. It's like my lungs are coated in cement. Very hard to breath. Lung capacity has been reduced to about 30-50% of it's normal function. I told the doctor this she aid "Ya, it'll do that to ya!" casually... This has not gone away bu...

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What Is Pur Bloka Used For

Why is Pur bloka being used in the treatment of migraine and Anachroid cyst? ## Pur-Bloka contains the active ingredient propranolol hydrochloride, in doses of 10 or 40mg tablets. Propranolol Hydrochloride's principal effect is to reduce the response of the heart to stress and exercise and it reduces blood pressure in patients with hypertension. The indications for this drug however, have no apparent relation to Arachnoid cysts or migraine headaches. The only conclusion I can reach is that Propranolol may help with specific symptoms or your body's response to such conditions; possibly allowing your body to relax when either of these conditions could make someone restless with insomnia. Just a thought.. but I hope this helps! Have you discussed this yet with any doctor or physici...

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