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Brand Name

Inderal-LA

Common Name
propranolol HCl


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DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02042266 INDERAL-LA 120MG EXTENDED-RELEASE CAPS
02042274 INDERAL-LA 160MG EXTENDED-RELEASE CAPS
02042231 INDERAL-LA 60MG EXTENDED-RELEASE CAPS
02042258 INDERAL-LA 80MG EXTENDED-RELEASE CAPS

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Propranolol belongs to the class of medications called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to prevent angina (chest pain), to reduce the risk of more heart problems after a heart attack (myocardial infarction), to manage certain heart conditions, and to treat certain types of abnormal heart rhythms. Propranolol works by relaxing blood vessels and reducing the demands on the heart.

Propranolol is also used for the prevention of migraines and the treatment of essential tremor.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use this medication?

The recommended adult dose of propranolol varies widely according to condition being treated and circumstances of the person taking the medication. Propranolol may be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medication suddenly unless you have talked with your doctor first.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here,do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does this medication come in?

60 mg
Each white or light blue, extended-release capsule, identified by 3 narrow bands, 1 wide band, and "INDERAL-LA 60", contains propranolol HCl 60 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: ethylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and microcrystalline cellulose; empty capsule: FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 3, gelatin, silicon dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, and titanium dioxide. Alcohol-, gluten-, lactose-, sodium-, sugar-, sulfites-, and tartrazine-free.

80 mg
Each light blue, extended-release capsule, identified by 3 narrow bands, 1 wide band, and "INDERAL-LA 80", contains propranolol HCl 80 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: ethylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and microcrystalline cellulose; empty capsule: FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 3, gelatin, silicon dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, and titanium dioxide. Alcohol-, gluten-, lactose-, sodium-, sugar-, sulfites-, and tartrazine-free.

120 mg
Each light or dark blue, extended-release capsule, identified by 3 narrow bands, 1 wide band and "INDERAL-LA 120", contains propranolol HCl 120 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: ethylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and microcrystalline cellulose; empty capsule: FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 3, gelatin, silicon dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, and titanium dioxide. Alcohol-, gluten-, lactose-, sodium-, sugar-, sulfites-, and tartrazine-free.

160 mg
Each dark blue, extended-release capsule, identified by 3 narrow bands, 1 wide band, and "INDERAL-LA 160", contains propranolol HCl 160 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: ethylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and microcrystalline cellulose; empty capsule: FD&C Blue No. 1, gelatin, and titanium dioxide. Alcohol-, gluten-, lactose-, sodium-, sugar-, sulfites-, and tartrazine-free.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Propranolol should not be taken by anyone who:

  • is allergic to propranolol or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • is in cardiogenic shock
  • has a severely slow heart rate
  • has allergic rhinitis during the pollen season
  • has asthma or severe chronic obstructive respiratory diseases (e.g., emphysema, chronic bronchitis)
  • has overt heart failure
  • has right ventricular failure secondary to pulmonary hypertension (excessive blood pressure in the lungs)
  • has serious heart block (second- and third-degree AV block)
  • has severe circulatory disorders


 

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