Propranolol belongs to the class of medications called beta-blockers. It is also used to prevent angina (chest pain), to reduce the risk of more heart problems after a heart attack (myocardial infarction), to manage certain heart conditions, and to treat certain types of abnormal heart rhythms. Propranolol works by relaxing blood vessels and reducing the demands on the heart. Propranolol is also used for the prevention of migraines. It is also used, in combination with other medications, to manage the symptoms caused by pheochromocytoma (a tumour of the adrenal glands). This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. Propranolol is prescribed to treat a number of different conditions. If you are unsure why you are taking it, speak with your doctor. The most common side-effects are feeling tired, cold hands and feet, disturbed sleep, and stomach upset. Propranolol belongs to the group of medicines known as beta-blockers. It is a medicine which is used to treat several different medical conditions. Propranolol slows down the activity of your heart by stopping messages sent by some nerves to your heart. It does this by blocking tiny areas (called beta-adrenergic receptors) where the messages are received by your heart. As a result, your heart beats more slowly and with less force.
Propranolol 10mg, 40mg, 80mg and 160mg tablets Package leaflet Information for the patient. 4 Possible side effects 5 How to store Propranolol tablets Side Effects. Drug information provided by IBM Micromedex Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.