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Suppose a person has propranolol before severe exercise, how will it change his endurance to exercise ?

It depends on the cardiac status of the individual. With exercise, cardiac output needs to increase, and that can be done by increasing the amount of blood the heart pumps with each beat, and by increasing the number of beats per minute.

Propranolol will impair the body's ability to increase the heart rate. If an individual is unable to increase stroke volume, the heart may not be able to meet the demands that exercise is putting on it, impairing endurance.

(SAMI, there certainly ARE false positive stress tests, as evidenced by nuclear imaging. Symptoms do not always mean ischemia, which is why the nuclear portion of the test is done.)_

How long after taking propranolol (Inderal) is it OK to drink alcohol? Do I have to wait at all?

I plan on drinking tonight, but first I will be going to a dinner which will be a social situation (difficult for me) and am wondering if it will be OK to take the propranolol before the dinner considering that I will be drinking later that night. I would probably only take 10 mg. Thanks for any advice!

alright, you are an idiot.

do you REALLY think drinking ALCOHOL while on a beta blocker will NOT be DANGEROUS at all????

it doesn't matter if you skip one pill it is still in your system.
prescription medication should NOT be going into the same body alcohol is going into.

What have been your experiences taking propranolol?

I know this may not get many answers. But I have started taking propranolol hoping it will help my rosacea and I will be taking 10 mg a day which isnt much for someone 170 lbs. Still, I am a little nervous it seems like a powerful drug. I will probably discontinue it soon because I have taken it previously and once it made me feel a little weird while engaging in moderate exercise. Maybe it also robs me some of my personality, I cant quite tell.

only made my headaches worse. therefore, i probably don't even have migranes. my doctors odn't really know anything.

just don't worry about it.
i take stimulants and mood stabilizers, i thought it'd make me a zombie but it didnt. both adderal and lamictal are strong drugs too....ttrust me, they wouldn't put it on the market if it could kill you.

every drug is different. just because it's 10mg doesn't mean anything. i take 20mg adderal vs. what i used to on ritalin which was i dont know higher in mg rating.

it's fine
just take it.

Is it useful to exercise while taking propranolol?

I take propranolol for anxiety at least twice a week. Since propranolol keeps your heart rate down, is it useful for me to exercise on the days I take the medicine? Am I burning calories if my heart rate isn't increasing?

Absolutely. You may have some decreased exercise tolerance due to the medication, but you absolutely will experience benefit from exercising. The 2 things to be aware of primarily are:

1) The medication decreases cardiac output, thereby having the possibility of causing weakness and dizziness, as well as increased fatigue.

2) One of the side effects of the med can be bronchospasm, a muscle spasm of the airway, that can be exacerbated by exercising.

So if there are no other reasons for you to not exercise, you should be safe doing so while on propranalol. Just start and progress slowly, and pay attention to what your body tells you.

Can Propranolol make birth control not work?

I've been on Propranolol for migraines for over a month now and I'm having some signs that I might be pregnant. I'm on Yasmin for birth control, plus my partner and I use other forms of protection. I was just wondering if this new medication could have made the Yasmin not work (like anti-biotics do).

check your drugs on this site it should tell you what you want to know..

it is the Internet drug index for prescription drugs and medications...

Is it possible to kill yourself with propranolol?

Is it possible to kill yourself by overdosing on propranolol?

How many would it take?

Symptoms of overdose may include unusually slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, slow or shallow breathing, weakness, or fainting.

Too many would kill you.

If you suspect overdose, contact the emergency department ASAP

How can i take propranolol pills?

My doctor gave me some propranolol pills for stage fright and he said i should just let it dissolve on my tongue but it tastes so nasty that i cant couldnt handle it. Any suggestions?

You could just swallow it. It will take longer to work, so take it an hour or so before your performance.

Is it ok to take propranolol with aloe vera tablets?

I'm taking propranolol for anxiety for a few years but have been experiencing palpitations lately. I dont want to increase my doseage but I have heard that taking aloe vera tablets reduces palpitations. Does anyone know if they are ok to take together? Thanks.

i used to work in a health food store and no one has ever asked me that question. but you should be fine. aloe vera is an all natural thing and there should be no side effects. but always be safe and double check with your doctor.

What concerns should I have when taking Propranolol?

I'm a 15 year old male, and my doctor is going to put me on an antihypertensive drug called Propranolol. What concerns should I have when taking this?

Common side effects: Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; fatigue; lightheadedness; mild pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; nausea; stomach upset or cramping; trouble sleeping; vomiting; weakness.

Less common but more severe side effects: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; disorientation; fever with aching and sore throat; hallucinations; memory loss; mental or mood changes; numbness or tingling of the hands; persistent or severe vision changes; red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin; severe dizziness; shortness of breath or wheezing; sudden unusual weight gain; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual bruising; unusually slow heartbeat; very cold or blue fingers or toes.

What are the effects of Propranolol when mixed?

Hi, about to start taking 10mg of propranolol three times daily, but im already using 100mg sertraline and occassionally diazepam, could there be any adverse side effects?? If anyone has any first hand experience this would be much appreciated, im apprehensive of how this will effect me during working hours!

Generic name: Propranolol hydrochloride
If Inderal is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Inderal with the following:
Aluminum hydroxide gel
Calcium-blocking blood pressure drugs such as diltiazem, nifedipine, and verapamil
Certain high blood pressure medications such as reserpine
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen
Oral diabetes drugs such as glyburide
Thyroid medications such as levothyroxine

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