Inderal is a trading name of the active ingredient Propranolol. It lowers a high blood pressure, improves the work of the cardiovascular system and reduces the load on myocardium.
Inderal is used for the treatment and prevention of the following diseases in the medical practice:
- Coronary heart disease
- Hypertensive heart disease
- Sinus tachycardia
- fibrillation and atrial flutter (arrhythmia)
- Genetic myocardial hypertrophy
Inderal restores a heart beat by means of the reduction of the heart rate. It makes every heart-beat more functional and transferring more volume of the blood. Moreover, it reduces a need of myocardium in oxygen, and lowers a heart rate.
The pharmacological action of Inderal is not selective. Therefore, it acts not only on the cardiac muscle but also on other parts of the body where beta-adrenoceptors work.
It increases tone of bronchi, reduces intraocular pressure by means of the reduced synthesis of moisture in eye ball. Inderal may cause a spontaneous unterus involution, and therefore there are more contraindications for the use of the drug in women.
In gynecology, Inderal is used to reduce bleedings after childbirth and surgeries.
In what dose is Inderal used?
To treat the cardiovascular diseases, Inderal is used in the standard therapeutic dose of 40-80 mg per day. According to medical recommendations, a daily dose of Inderal should be divided into 2-4 parts depending on a dose. It provides a higher result to control the functions of the cardiovascular system
If the standard therapeutic dose of 80 mg does not give an optimal effect, a dose of Inderal is gradually increased.
The daily dose of Inderal may be increased up to 320 mg. At the same time, the functions of the cardiovascular system should be regularly controlled, cardiogram should be done, and the rates of the blood pressure should be controlled. In case of a severe lowering of the blood pressure or pulse, the dose of Inderal is reduced.
- Aged patients do not adjust the dose
- Inderal is carefully used during pregnancy. The drug may be used only if it does not harm pregnancy and a health of your baby. Pregnant women should stop taking Inderal 3 days before giving a birth
- A cessation of a long-term course of the treatment is gradual and controlled by a doctor
- If you have low blood pressure (hypotonia), low heart rate (bradycardia), acute heart failure, the use of Inderal is contraindicated
- As Inderal may cause bronchospasms, patients with chronic obstruction of the airway tracts or bronchial asthma are not recommended to take the drug. It is better to prefer selective beta-adrenoceptors
Using higher doses of Inderal, a side effect may be felt. A patient may experience low blood pressure, low pulse, muscle weakness, headache, and psychomotor retardation. If you begin to notice these side effects, lower the dose of Inderal.