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Beta-blockers like propranolol have been used to prevent migraines for more than 25 years and remain an effective option for reducing the number of attacks. Proprnolol is the drug of choice for migraine prevention and is the most commonly used beta-blocker.
One of the major reasons people do not succeed with preventative or prophylactic drugs is that they have not taken the medication long enough, or have taken it in an insufficient dosage.
Patients should start treatment with Propranolol at a low dose of 40mg twice a day for a month. If needed, you can gradually increase the dose up to 240mg, in divided doses, until you reach your desired effect or until unwanted effects interfere. A long-acting form of 160mg capsules is also available.
Propranolol has been proven effective at reducing migraines by 50% in 35-60% of patients, however it has no impact on the severity or duration of attacks. It may take a few weeks to take effect. For this reason, you should continue to use painkillers and prescription treatments if you develop a migraine. Sumattriptan, other migraine tablets and a variety of pain killers are available online to compliment your Proprnolol treatment
Usually, a patient should start with a low dosage of Propranolol in order to test response, then gradually increase it as needed.
Unfortunately, many physicians discontinue treatment before the drug has had a chance to work. Inderal may take six to twelve weeks to be effective with increased dosages as the weeks go by.
Migraine headaches can be debilitating if patients have difficulty controlling or minimizing the symptoms. However, migraines can be moderated by the avoidance of triggers, lifestyle changes and abortive treatment. For patients whose migraines do not respond to such measures, prophylactic prevention may be needed.
Take ONE to TWO tablets, ONCE or TWICE daily to prevent migraines or as directed by your GP. See GP if migraines continue or worsen.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Side effects while taking Propranolol 40mg can include:
Tiredness, cold extremities, difficulty sleeping, slow or irregular heartbeat, Raynaud’s syndrome and/or nightmares
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in a different way, stop using it and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Lactose, magnesium stearate, maize starch, stearic acid, hypromellose (E464), carmoisine (E122), polysorbate, titanium dioxide (E171) and iron oxide (E172)
Read the following warnings to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Do not take propranolol and tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking propranolol if you:
Inform your doctor/pharmacist if you take or have recently taken:
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you take or intend to take.
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