Innopran XL (Propranolol)
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This medicine belongs to beta blockers, and itís often taken by people to treat such conditions as irregular heartbeats, hypertension, tremors, etc. Itís often prescribed after heart attacks to improve peopleís chance of survival. Some doctors prescribe Innopran XL to prevent angina and migraines, and it works by blocking the action of such natural chemicals in the brain as epinephrine. This is how it decreases blood pressure, heart rates and strain on the heart. Sometimes, this medication is taken to control the symptoms of overactive thyroid and anxiety.
Take Innopran XL orally, 2-4 times a day as guided by your physician. Use each dose before regular meals and before the bedtime. The right dose is prescribed by doctors based on your response and specific medical conditions, but itís always necessary to take it regularly. You can take Innopran XL to prevent migraines and angina, but it canít relieve their sudden attacks. It may take up to a few weeks to experience its full benefit if you use this medicine to treat hypertension.
Precautions and Contraindications
Before taking the first dose, tell doctors about other health conditions that you have, especially allergic reactions, breathing conditions, heart failure, heart rhythm problems, hyperthyroidism, liver and kidney complications, specific tumor types, blood circulation issues, mood and mental disorders, nerve and muscle diseases, etc. If you have diabetes, the intake of Innopran XL may prevent pounding heartbeats when sugar levels in the blood fall. Thatís why they should be monitored regularly to prevent health risks. This medication may make some patients dizzy, so itís not allowed to drive or do other things that require full alertness for safety reasons. All kinds of alcoholic beverages should be limited too. To avoid feeling dizzy or lightheaded, get up slowly from any lying or sitting position. Itís not recommended to use Innopran XL if youíre pregnant because of possible risks.
They may change the effectiveness of medications and lead to severe side effects, so all patients need to avoid them when undergoing this treatment. For example, some of the most common pharmaceutical products that potentially interact with Innopran XL include calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, anticholinergics, aluminum hydroxide, diazepam, SSRIs, HIV protease inhibitors, rifamycins, some anti-seizure meds, pills to treat hypertension, heart meds, warfarin and some others. Thatís why users need to check the labels of their drugs and consult doctors about any other pills that theyíre taking. Besides, the use of Innopran XL may rarely lead to false lab test results.
There are some side effects that can be caused by this medication, including unusual tiredness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, difficulty sleeping, vision changes, unusual dreams and so on. The good news is that most of them are mild, but if they become persistent, contact doctors at once. This means that severe side effects are very rare, but they all require immediate medical attention. Go to the hospital once you experience such serious symptoms as blue toes and fingers, shortness of breath, sudden mood and mental changes, swelling feet and ankles, very slow heartbeats, sudden weight gain, fainting, allergic reactions, increased thirst and urination, tingling or numbness of legs and arms, reduced sexual ability, easy bleeding or bruising and signs of new infections.
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