Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and chronic heart diseases

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S contains propranolol (a beta blocker)

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth) 

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children (above 12 years of age)

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is to be administered under doctor’s advisement 

 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

10mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Propranolol

Composition

Propranolol 10 mg

Brand

ICI Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is a drug that belongs to a class of medicines known as “Beta blockers” also referred to as anti-arrhythmic agents. This drug is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure (normal blood pressure for adults is usually 120/80 mmHg) and to treat patients with mild to moderate chronic heart conditions such as angina thus Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is very effective in decreasing the risk of future heart diseases like stroke and heart failure. Hypertension if left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain, heart, kidney, blood vessels, and other body organs and may have life-threatening consequences.

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is chemically composed of Propranolol, a beta-adrenergic blocker involved in slowing down the heart rate and conduction, by reducing the high pressure within the vessels. It does so by causing the tone of vessels to decrease, widen and be in a relaxed state. It also helps block epinephrine, known to be released in abundance in anxious states. And vascular endothelial growth factor, which may be associated with the cancerous state of kidneys, causing high blood pressure. 

The medicine starts working within an hour of taking it.  Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is not considered safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding, consult a doctor first to avoid serious side effects. With regards to children,  Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S can be given to children 12 years and above for arrhythmias and migraine problems. 

A tablet per day is commonly prescribed to patients to be taken 2 to 3 times to be swallowed with water regardless of the meals. Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is to be taken regularly, preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose. It is important to not stop taking Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S abruptly without consulting a doctor first the most common side effects observed with Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S include low blood pressure,  fatigue, disturbed sleep, and skin rash.

Indications

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children 12 years and above to treat:

  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Arrhythmias
  •  Protection of the heart after myocardial infarction 
  •  Migraine 
  • Anxiety 
  •  Essential tremors
  • Thyroid conditions like thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism
  •  Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Phaeochromocytoma due to adrenal gland tumor resulting in high blood pressure 

How Does Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S Work

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is chemically composed of Propranolol, a beta-adrenergic blocker that works non-selectively on different beta receptors (B1 and B2 majorly). These receptors are scattered in various organs, type 1 being abundant in the heart and kidney. Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S causes blockage of these potent receptors, causing a  slowing down effect on the heart rate and force of contraction, which reduces the high pressure within the vessels. It does so by causing the tone of vessels to decrease, widen and be in a relaxed state. 

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S also blocks epinephrine and nor-epinephrine, vasoconstrictive by nature, and known to be released in abundance in anxious states for which reason it is prescribed to treat anxiety and blood pressure. Moreover, propranolol is also thought to inhibit vascular endothelial growth factors, which may be associated with the cancerous state of kidneys, causing high blood pressure. A slight narrowing of vessels is expected with blockage of B2 receptors. 

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Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is available in the form of oral tablets, commonly prescribed 2 to 3 times daily or just once depending on the release mechanism. Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is to be swallowed with a glass of water without chewing or breaking it into half. Its dose is recommended by the patient’s condition being treated and its severity. Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S should be ingested only as directed by the medical expert. The medicine should be consumed daily as instructed by the doctor, if another medicine is recommended along with Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S by the doctor then it should not be forgotten and taken accordingly as many times as directed by the doctor. The dose is generally titrated depending on the medical requirement of the patient. Similarly, Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S should not be stopped suddenly. When there is an intention of withdrawal, it is done so by slowly reducing the dose in increments before stopping it altogether. 

Dosage Forms and Potency

  • Tablets – 10 mg
  • Tablets – 40 mg
  • Capsule – 80 mg  (Long acting)

Dosage

Adult Dosage

Hypertension 

Dose adjustment: Starting at lower doses, to be done in 3 to 7 days

Immediate release (regular tablets): 40 mg to be taken orally twice a day, 12 hourlies

Maintenance Dose: 80 to 240 mg to be taken orally two to three times a day

Maximum safe dose:  640 mg/day

Long-acting formulations: 80 mg to be taken daily once

Maintenance dose: 120 to 160 mg per day

Maximum safe dose:  640 mg per day

Migraine 

Starting Dose: 80 mg to be taken orally, usually in  three divided doses per day, 6 to 8 hourlies

Dose adjustment: Increase in increments of 20 to 40 mg after proper screening every 3 to 4 weeks

Maximum safe dose: 160 to 240 mg per day divided at 6 to 8 hourly intervals  

Long-acting formulations: 80 mg to be taken daily once

Maintenance dose: 160 to 240 mg per day 

Angina 

80 to 320 mg  to be taken orally, usually in two to three divided doses per day, 6 to 12  hourlies

Pheochromocytoma

This is usually given in combination with alpha-blockers, 

30 to 60 mg to be taken orally, in divided doses 

Essential Tremors

40 mg  to be taken orally, usually twice per day, at 12  hourly intervals

Maintenance dose: 120 to 320 mg per day in divided doses at 8 to 12 hourly intervals

Supraventricular Arrhythmia

10 to 30 mg to be taken orally, in divided doses every 6 to 8 hours every day

Child dosage

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is not prescribed to children under 12  years old. Total body weight and age must be kept in mind: 

Arrhythmia

0.5 to 1 mg/kg/day to be taken orally, in divided doses at 6 to 8 hours interval

Dose adjustment: May be done every 3 to 7 days

Maximum safe dose:  16 mg/kg/day per day or 60 mg/day 

Elderly Dose

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S poses a risk of potential side effects, therefore caution is advised while using this medicine in the elderly population. Dosage in this age group is kept on the lower side as per clinical response, adjusting the dose when needed. Strictly follow your doctor’s prescription.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is categorized as FDA pregnancy category C which means that you should not take it during pregnancy due to potentially harmful effects on unborn babies. Therefore, if you are pregnant, or are planning to conceive a baby, please do discuss Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S with your doctor before using it.

If you are breastfeeding an infant, ask your doctor if the amount of medicine secreted into breast milk is unclear. With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before taking it. 

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S:

  • Hypersensitivity to Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus 
  • Cardiogenic shock 
  • Bradycardia
  • Prinzmetal’s angina
  • Untreated heart failure 
  • COPD like Asthma or emphysema
  • 2nd and 3rd-degree heart block
  • History of heart failure
  • Bradycardia
  • Sick sinus syndrome

Precautions‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌tell‌ ‌your‌ ‌doctor‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌conditions‌ before starting or during the treatment with ‌Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S:‌ 

  • If there is a history of allergy to similar medicines or products. Carefully read the contents of this product to avoid any future inconvenience 
  • Adequacy of liver and kidney functions must be ensured
  • Discuss with your doctor if you have diabetes,  ‌Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S can produce a masking effect on blood sugar levels in both insulin and non-insulin dependent patients, concealing the symptoms of hypoglycemia
  • ‌Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S can hide the indicators of hyperactive thyroid such as those of thyrotoxicosis or a thyroid storm, discuss with your doctor
  • Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S should not be stopped suddenly and, it is withdrawn slowly by reducing the dose in increments before stopping it altogether
  • In case of long-existing lung disease such as asthma, Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S should be avoided as this drug can exacerbate the symptoms by producing a constrictive effect on the airways
  • Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advised at home
  • Patients with a chronic history of heart diseases (see contraindications) must take this medicine strictly under a doctor’s supervision
  • Provide a complete list of your current drugs to the pharmacist, doctor, or dentist before seeking any kind of surgical or non-surgical treatment
  • Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S may exert harmful effects on the unborn baby if used during pregnancy. In case you get pregnant or are breastfeeding while using Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S, immediately inform your doctor 
  • Alcohol consumption must be avoided with Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S
  • If you are bound to undergo screening tests  for eye conditions like glaucoma, Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S produces a drop in intraocular pressure, inform your ophthalmologist
  • Epinephrine prepares the body for emergency/stress-induced situations. Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S blocks epinephrine which may affect the fight or flight response. Discuss with your doctor 

Interaction With Other Medicines

Following drugs can have some interactions with Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S and can potentiate or reduce the effects when used concomitantly. Some of these drugs are:

  • Digoxin 
  • Amiodarone 
  • Rizatriptan 
  • Epinephrine (adrenaline)
  • Haloperidol 
  • Anti-depressants: SSRIs like fluoxetine 
  • Antihypertensives like  diltiazem, nifedipine 
  • Cimetidine 
  • Clonidine 
  • Hydralazine 
  • Anesthetic drugs like lidocaine
  • Theophylline 
  • Heart medicines like disopyramide, propafenone, quinidine 
  • Atenolol /esmolol 
  • Lumefantrine
  • Levothyroxine 
  • Warfarin

Adverse Effects

Common Side Effects

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Hypotension 
  • Low pulse rate
  • Generalized weakness
  • Sleep disturbances 
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Numbness/ coldness of fingers 

Less Common Side Effects

  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Aggravation of breathing difficulty 
  • Chest pain
  • Arrhythmias
  • Muscle cramps 
  • Insomnia 
  • Electrolyte imbalance 
  • Dehydration 
  • Eye dryness 
  • Visual disturbance 
  • Palpitations 
  • Mood changes 
  • Hair loss 
  • Skin rash 
  • Profuse sweating 
  • Myasthenia gravis 
  • Alteration in cell count
  • Loss of memory 

List Of How to Deal with Adverse Effects

  • Allergic Reactions – Allergic reactions to the drug may be mild to severe or potentially could be life-threatening. If allergy is suspected immediately take anti-allergy (antihistamine) medicine which will stop the mild reaction. If a serious allergic reaction is suspected, rush to the nearby hospital and avoid Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S and drugs with similar compounds in the future.
  • Insomnia – Ask a doctor to prescribe you safe sleeping pills, usually counter melatonin pills are taken. Secondly, essential oils like lavender sprayed on your pillow or aromatherapy via a diffuser can help induce a calming effect. Regular exercise, meditation, body massage, and a warm bath before bed can also help you sleep better. 
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea – Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak – If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Blurred vision – This side effect tends to go away on its own if a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime. If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.
  • Dehydration – Patients are recommended to always care around a water bottle with them wherever they go and periodically keep sipping to prevent thirst and extremely dry mouth. Ice pops in hot weather and energy drinks (verified by the doctor) help combat dehydration
  • Muscular Aches and Pains – A hot or cold compress can be placed at the area of discomfort to bring relief; an over-the-counter pain reliever such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be ingested to bring ease as well. Avoid high-intensity exercise while suffering from muscular pain.

FAQs

#1. How Does Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S Work?

It is a  beta-adrenergic blocker that works by blocking beta receptors and causes slowing down the heart rate and conduction, which reduces the high pressure within the vessels. It does so by causing the tone of vessels to decrease, widen and be in a relaxed state. It also helps block epinephrine, known to be released in abundance in anxious states, hence given in anxiety. 

#2. HOW IS Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is to be ingested orally 2 to 3 times daily or just once, depending on the type of release mechanism you have been prescribed by the doctor. Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is to be swallowed either with or without food, swallowed with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat. 

#3. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S TO START WORKING?

It has a fast onset of action and normally starts working within 60 minutes of ingestion

#4. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#5. CAN I TAKE Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING?

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have severe consequences for the unborn child. This is only prescribed if considered necessary. If you are taking this drug and become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers. If you are planning to conceive and are taking Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor. The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

#6. WILL Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S  AFFECT MY EXERCISE ?

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S alters the heart rate, causing it to slow down to take excess pressure off the vessels. You will notice during cardio exercises that your heart rate is slower than during regular (“propranolol-free”) exercises. If this bothers you, discuss it with a certified trainer to meet the target heart rate you want to achieve. 

#7. DOES Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No, this drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#8. CAN I STOP TAKING Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S?

Do not just stop taking the medicine, make sure to complete your treatment course even if you feel better. Stopping it suddenly may cause irregularities in heart rate and increase the chances of serious heart conditions like stroke, etc.

#9. CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.

#10. WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests are advised to be done periodically. It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their blood pressure levels daily at home and inform their doctor of any changes seen.

#11. IS Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes, for elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney and liver function, Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S.

#12. CAN Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S INTERFERE WITH FERTILITY?

There have been reports of fertility issues in men with BP medicines. Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S,  by some is thought to affect sperm count and its effective mobilization, apart from erectile dysfunction in some cases. Discuss with your doctor before starting this medicine if you want to have children.  

#13. CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication in general does not affect your driving ability but some can experience dizziness. So, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#14. IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S BEFORE UNDERGOING ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURE?

If you are scheduled for dental or medical surgery, discuss it with your doctor first. Sometimes the doctor may ask you to stop the intake of the drug for some time as it tends to lower blood pressure levels. Stopping the medicine abruptly is not advised, therefore seek the doctor’s advice.

#15. HOW TO STORE Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S?

Inderal 10mg Tablet 50 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children and pets, in a cool dry place at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#16. CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?

Yes, you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes to help with high blood pressure. And heart diseases. These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with cutting down on salt and high cholesterol food items and incorporating physical activity into your daily routine.