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Mar 28, 2024

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Propranolol (Beta Blocker)

What is Propranolol?

Propranolol (brand name: Inderal) is used to treat high blood pressure. It also treats irregular heartbeats, anxiety, migraines, shaking/tremors, and chest pain caused by angina. This medication may also be given after a heart attack to improve the chance of survival.

Propranolol is a beta blocker. Beta blockers are a class of drug which block certain natural chemicals in the body, like epinephrine, from acting on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the heart rate and reduces blood pressure and any strain on the heart.

How to Take Propranolol

This medication is typically taken 2–4 times per day. Typically, people take propranolol before bed and at each meal if taken 4 times per day. However, propranolol does not need to be taken with food as it is not known to upset the stomach.

This medication helps to prevent chest pain and migraine attacks and should be taken regularly, not just when symptoms arise.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects

These side effects occur in more than 1 in 100 people and are usually only temporary as your body adjusts to the medication. However, if any of these symptoms persist longer than a few days or bother you speak to your pharmacist or healthcare provider:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Cold fingers/toes
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

Serious Side Effects

If you experience any of these symptoms, it could indicate a serious health condition. Speak to your healthcare provider as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:

  • Yellowing of eyes and/or skin, dark urine
  • Easy/unexplained bruising, frequent/prolonged nosebleeds


Certain medications may affect the way propranolol works. Speak to your healthcare provider about your current medications and any changes/new medications to make sure there are no drug interactions. Some medications that interact with propranolol are:

  • Other medications used to treat the same conditions or have side effects such as lowering blood pressure
  • Certain asthma and diabetes medications
  • NSAIDs
  • Certain cold medication (e.g., Tylenol)
  • Certain allergy medication (e.g., Benadryl)

Propranolol and Alcohol

Alcohol can interact with propranolol to increase drowsiness and affect reflexes and judgement. Alcohol also affects your blood pressure and heavy drinking can lead to heightened blood pressure. If you choose to drink, be sure to not exceed the daily recommended limit of 1 unit/day for women and 2 units/day for men.


Currently, the price of propranolol 40 mg for 60 tablets is on average $41.89

Where to Buy?

Marley Drug offers propranolol online for affordable prices through our Wholesale Price List. You can get your medication for as low as $5.83/month with no insurance needed. Plus enjoy free shipping on 6- and 12-month supplies.

Questions? Call us at1 800-810-7790 and start saving time and money on your medications today.

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