Propranolol sustained-release capsules is a beta-blocker. It works by slowing down the heart and decreasing the amount of blood it pumps out. This decreases blood pressure, helps the heart pump more efficiently, and reduces the workload on the heart. Exactly how propranolol sustained-release capsules works to treat migraines is not known.
Use propranolol sustained-release capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take propranolol sustained-release capsules by mouth with or without food.
- Swallow propranolol sustained-release capsules whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
- If you are taking an antacid with aluminium in it, take it at least 2 hours after you take propranolol sustained-release capsules.
- Take propranolol sustained-release capsules on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking propranolol sustained-release capsules at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
- Continue to use propranolol sustained-release capsules even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
- Do not suddenly stop taking propranolol sustained-release capsules. You may have an increased risk of side effects. If you need to stop propranolol sustained-release capsules, your doctor will gradually lower your dose.
- If you miss a dose of propranolol sustained-release capsules, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use propranolol sustained-release capsules.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; fatigue; light-headedness; nausea; stomach upset or cramping; trouble sleeping; vomiting; weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; confusion; fainting; fever with aching and sore throat; hallucinations; irregular heartbeat; memory loss; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); numbness or tingling of the hands; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe or persistent dizziness or light-headedness; shortness of breath or wheezing; sudden, unusual weight gain; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusually slow heartbeat; very cold or blue fingers or toes; vision changes.
Do NOT use propranolol sustained-release capsules if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in propranolol sustained-release capsules
- you have moderate to severe heart block, sick sinus syndrome, or a very slow heartbeat and you do not have a permanent pacemaker
- you have uncontrolled heart failure or shock caused by serious heart problems
- you have asthma
- the patient is a child with diabetes or heart failure
- you are taking mibefradil
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using propranolol sustained-release capsules:
Some medical conditions may interact with propranolol sustained-release capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have a history of other heart problems (eg, angina, congestive heart failure, slow heartbeat)
- if you have a history of liver or kidney problems, blood vessel disease, lung or breathing problems (eg, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], emphysema), diabetes, low blood sugar, overactive thyroid, or glaucoma
- if you have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, Down syndrome, Raynaud syndrome, or an adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma)
- if you smoke or drink alcohol
- if you are scheduled to have surgery or receive anesthesia
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with propranolol sustained-release capsules. Tellyour health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Mibefradil because the risk of serious heart side effects may be increased
- Diphenhydramine because it may increase the risk of propranolol sustained-release capsules's side effects. Before you start any new medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, check the label to see if it contains diphenhydramine. If it does or you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist
- Many prescription and nonprescription medicines (eg, used for infections, inflammation, aches and pains, high blood pressure, heart problems, irregular heartbeat, diabetes, prostate problems, blood thinning, thyroid problems, depression, mental or mood problems, immune system suppression, allergic reactions, asthma or other lung or breathing problems, high cholesterol, seizures, multiple sclerosis [MS]), multivitamin products, and herbal or dietary supplements (eg, herbal teas, coenzyme Q10, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, St. John's wort) may interact with propranolol sustained-release capsules, increasing
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