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Inderal (Propranolol) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Inderal (Propranolol) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 5 ratings/reviews, Inderal has an overall score of 7.60. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 8.40. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Inderal review by 30 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   situational anxiety
Dosage & duration:   40mg daily as needed taken few times per month for the period of past 6 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I've used 40mg Inderal for situational anxiety a few times per month over the past 6 years. I found it to be very effective when taken 30min to 1hr prior to public speaking, large social gatherings, dates, and other anxiety provoking situations. It really helps decrease signs of nervousness resulting from the fight-or-flight response, such as increased heart rate, sweaty palms, and dry mouth.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   as above

 

Inderal review by 21 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   situational anxiety
Dosage & duration:   40mg daily as needed taken few times per month for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The major benefit of taking this medication was a decrease in the signs and symptoms of anxiety that I experience when in social situations. It prevents the elevation in heart rate that I normally get, as well as preventing dry mouth, sweaty palms, etc. As a result, I am much more able to focus on the task at hand.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   40mg of Inderal generic taken as needed, 1/2 hour before anxiety provoking situations.

 

Inderal review by 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   essential tremor
Dosage & duration:   10 mg taken tid prn for the period of 22 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The tremor is most noticable in my hands, with fatigue my head also becomes tremulous. Inderal is the most effective medication I have taken to control the tremor. Benzodiazipines were tried early on and were ineffective.
Side effects:   I have not experienced any side effects from Inderal. At one time I was given a medication for another problem which had hypotension as a side effect. That drug and the blood pressure lowering effect of inderal caused a syncopal episode.
Comments:   When I first noticed the tremor I was seen by a family practice physician who started me on valium to treat the problem. With the valium I was tremulous and sleepy. I saw a neurologist who diagnosed the problem and started me on a different benzodiazipine. It was also ineffective. I am a R.N. I did some research on my own and ask my family M.D. if I could stop the benzo. and try Inderal. He ordered it and it has been an effective treatment for many years. I only take it when the tremor interfers with activities.

 

Inderal review by 23 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Severe Performance Anxiety
Dosage & duration:   1.5 mg taken single dose a year for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Miracle drug for anyone who's deathly afraid of giving speeches or oral presentations. Eliminates the whole butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling, racing heart, sweaty palms and allows you to focus on what your doing and do it properly rather than worry about how nervous you are.
Side effects:   None.
Comments:   The doc first suggested that I take paxil every day for 3 wks before a speech and then get off it. I had to push her to prescribe me Inderal instead because I had researched all the drugs extensively and new what I was looking for. Never rely entirely on the judgement of doctors, always verify their advice and do your own research. It can save you time, money and alot of side effects. I take 3 small tablets and hour before a major speech or presentation (about once a year). I am thinking about using it for situational anxiety as another user suggested, I had never thought about it as I try to stay as far from drugs as possible and I only use them in extreme situations, but I have missed many networking opportunities because of my anxiety and I think that this drug would have helped. I have not experienced any side-effects. I don't think the drug has significantly risky long-term effects. I think the long-term negative effects of situational anxiety are far worse then the potential risks of inderal.

 

Inderal review by 31 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hypertension
Dosage & duration:   40 mg taken once for the period of once
Other conditions:   asthma
Other drugs taken:   asthma maintenance meds
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   None
Side effects:   Nearly died after a severe asthmatic reaction to this drug. My OB prescribed this for me after Procardia XL caused me to have horrible headaches and nausea. DO NOT take this drug if you have asthma.
Comments:   Took one 40 mg pill at 8:45 in the morning. By 9:30 am I could not breathe and 911 was called. I lost consciousness before I was placed in the ambulance. I awoke in the ER and was told that I NEVER should have been prescribed this medication.
 


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