Inderal LA (Propranolol LA) is a beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, shaking and other conditions. This medication is also used to prevent migraine headaches and chest pain and after a heart attack to improve survival. Propranolol LA works by blocking the action of epinephrine in your body that affect the heart and blood vessels. You may help prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems by lowering high blood pressure. You can also increase your ability to exercise by preventing chest pain. Inderal LA is usually taken once daily or as directed by your doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Inderal LA from Canada manufactured by Pfizer in the dosage of 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg and 160 mg. The generic Propranolol LA is available from United Kingdom and India also called Betacap TR manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical in the strength of 80 mg and 160 mg capsules.
The common side effects of Inderal LA may include dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, trouble sleeping, unusual dreams and vision changes.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the unlikely but serious side effects such as:
• Blue fingers or toes;
• Decreased sexual ability;
• Increased thirst or urination;
• Mental or mood changes;
• New or worsening symptoms of heart failure;
• Numbness or tingling arms or legs;
• Swelling ankles or feet;
• Unusual or sudden weight gain;
• Unusual tiredness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Inderal LA if you are allergic to Propranolol LA or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. If you have diabetes, this medication may mask the fast pounding heartbeat you usually fee when your blood sugar falls too low. Inderal LA may make you dizzy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you dizzier. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana. You can reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness by getting up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. Infants exposed to this medication during pregnancy may have low birth weight, low blood sugar or slow breathing or heartbeat. This medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
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