Inderal LA (Propranolol)

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Inderal LA (Propranolol) Medication Information

Uses

Inderal LA is a beta-blocker that is used to treat hypertension, angina, migraines, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis. 

Dosage

The capsules are available in several strengths:

  • 60 mg
  • 80 mg
  • 120 mg
  • 160 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Inderal LA include:

  • Bradycardia
  • CHF
  • Lightheadedness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Male impotence
  • Edema 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking this medication.

Precautions

Inderal LA should be used with caution in patients with impaired kidney or liver function. 

Propranolol can change the pressure in the eye, so it can interfere with glaucoma screening.

Beta-blockers can make patients more reactive to allergens where there is a history of anaphylaxis reaction. 

Interactions

Common medications that interact with Inderal LA are listed:

  • Propafenone
  • Quinidine
  • Amiodarone
  • Lidocaine
  • Calcium channel blocker

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Propranolol.

Storage

Store between room temperature (59-86ºF). It is important to protect Inderal LA from light, moisture, and excessive temperatures.  

Pharmacist Tips

  • The dose of propranolol may need to be changed when switching to extended release capsules. 
  • The dose can be tapered for maximum benefit of the patient. It is important to take your medicine the way your doctor told you to.

Propranolol FAQs

What time of day should I take Inderal LA?

Inderal LA can be taken at any time of the day, but it should be taken at the same time each day. In an attempt to avoid possible side effects like dizziness, it might be best to take the capsules at night. 

 

In Inderal good for the heart?

Inderal LA is used to treat a number of heart conditions, like high blood pressure, and angina. 

 

How many Inderal should I take?

Your doctor will titrate your dose to best suit your health needs, take the number of capsules that they recommend. 

 

Does Inderal cause weight gain?

Weight gain is a possible side effect.

 

Can you stop Inderal suddenly?

You should not stop taking Inderal LA suddenly, it will need to be tapered off to avoid side effects like chest pain and heart arrythmias. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Inderal LA {package insert}. Cranford, NJ: Rouses Point Pharmaceuticals, LLC; 2010.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/018553s037lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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