Hi Ive been wondering whether to see what I would be like coming off propranolol 10 mg. THe reason I ask this is because I have two boxes of 28 plus one strip of 14 left and Im wondering whether to not do a repeat prescription once they run out. 40 patients seen in general practice and psychiatric outpatient clinics who had taken lorazepam or diazepam alone in regular dosage for a mean period of 3.6 years had their benzodiazepine replaced by propranolol (60-120 mg/day) or placebo for two weeks under double-blind conditions. Depending on the criteria for the definition of an abstinence syndrome, 27-45% of the patients had withdrawal symptoms during the study. Propranolol did not affect the drop-out rate or the incidence of withdrawal symptoms but significantly reduced their severity in patients completing the study. The percentage fall in serum levels of desmethyldiazepam in patients who experienced withdrawal symptoms after stopping diazepam was significantly greater than in patients with no withdrawal symptoms.
It is sold in the United States under the brand name Inderal. When combined with the diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide, it is sold under the brand name Inderide. Propranolol also is produced as a generic product by a number of generic manufacturers. Propranolol is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), angina, certain types of cardiac arrhythmias, certain types of cardiac output diseases, a sympathetic nervous system disorder known as pheochromocytoma, hyperthyroid conditions, migraine, heart attack, and tremors of a variety of origins. It is also used on occasion for the treatment of medication-induced movement disorders caused by antipsychotic drugs and certain anxiety states in people suffering from a specific form of social phobia . Beta blockers , such as propanolol, are not useful for people with general social phobia who are anxious in most social situations; instead, propanolol may be useful for people who are anxious about specific performance situations, such as presenting a speech before an audience. Propranolol falls into the broad pharmacologic category known as beta blockers. Hen you stop drinking, you may experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms. You can seek medical treatment that can relieve these. Your healthcare provider will use medications to calm you as you go through withdrawal. Mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms are the most common when you stop drinking alcohol. You may be agitated, experience trembling, have no appetite, and have trouble sleeping. With moderate withdrawal symptoms, seizures or hallucinations occur 15 to 20 percent of the time without progressing to full-blown delirium tremens. With mild and moderate symptoms, you may be treated on an outpatient basis, while if you have delirium tremens, inpatient treatment is needed.
In many cases, it is recommended to slowly taper propranolol if you are going to be discontinuing the medication. This is a general precaution for all beta-blockers, such as propranolol (1, 2). Abrupt discontinuation of any chronically administered beta blocker (i.e. beta-adrenergic blocking drug) can result in a variety of adverse reactions, some of which can be serious. These reactions include: The risk of many of these reactions increases in those with preexisting cardiac disease (2, 3). In patients without any sort of cardiac or coronary artery disease, adverse reactions of propranolol withdrawal tend to be mild and short-lived (mild symptoms of anxiety or increased heart rate may be seen) (6). The prescribing information for propranolol discusses discontinuation of the drug in a few different sections. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common problem across the globe and can have severe consequences on health. High blood pressure is treated by many drugs, and beta blocker is one of them, which helps to reduce the blood pressure. As these medicines are taken regularly and for a long period, it is important to know the symptoms and effects of beta blocker withdrawal. As high blood pressure can affect blood vessels and damage major organs, beta blockers are used to effectively control blood pressure and prevent complications. Beta blockers are also extensively prescribed to patients suffering from high level of anxiety and stress. Along with high blood pressure, beta blockers are useful in treating ailments like abnormal heart rate, angina pain and when there is an increased risk of heart failure. The use of beta blockers may be reduced once the heart begins to perform normally.
May 04, 2006 · Re How bad are withdrawals from Inderal? OK now I just went and got the mail and my heart rate went up to 145 just from that. Seriously I need to know how high is too high. THC Withdrawal Symptoms. Call 800-662-8079 to speak with an addiction treatment counselor. You know that tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the chemical component of marijuana that gets you high.