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Propranolol Disease Interactions

There are 15 disease interactions with propranolol:

Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Asthma/Copd

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

In general, beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (i.e., beta-blockers) should not be used in patients with bronchospastic diseases. Beta blockade may adversely affect pulmonary function by counteracting the bronchodilation produced by catecholamine stimulation of beta-2 receptors. If beta-blocker therapy is necessary in these patients, an agent with beta-1 selectivity (e.g., atenolol, metoprolol, betaxolol) is considered safer, but should be used with caution nonetheless. Cardioselectivity is not absolute and can be lost with larger doses.

References

  1. Horvath JS, Woolcock AJ, Tiller DJ, Donnelly P, Armstrong J, Caterson R "A comparison of metoprolol and propranolol on blood pressure and respiratory function in patients with hypertension." Aust N Z J Med 8 (1978): 1-6
  2. "Product Information. Coreg (carvedilol)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Wilson JD, Martin JB, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, eds. "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 14th ed." New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Health Professionals Division (1998):
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Bradyarrhythmia/Av Block

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Heart Block, Sinus Node Dysfunction

The use of beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) is contraindicated in patients with sinus bradyarrhythmia or heart block greater than the first degree (unless a functioning pacemaker is present). Due to their negative inotropic and chronotropic effects on the heart, the use of beta-blockers is likely to exacerbate these conditions.

References

  1. "Product Information. Corgard (nadolol)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Sectral (acebutolol)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. "Product Information. Trandate (labetalol)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Cardiogenic Shock/Hypotension

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Cardiogenic Shock, Hypotension

The use of beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) is contraindicated in patients with hypotension or cardiogenic shock. Due to their negative inotropic and chronotropic effects on the heart, the use of beta-blockers is likely to further depress cardiac output and blood pressure, which can be detrimental in these patients.

References

  1. "Product Information. Levatol (penbutolol)." Reed and Carnrick, Jersey City, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Blocadren (timolol)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  3. "Product Information. Visken (pindolol)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Diabetes

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Diabetes Mellitus

Beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) may mask symptoms of hypoglycemia such as tremors, tachycardia and blood pressure changes. In addition, the nonselective beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol, pindolol, timolol) may inhibit catecholamine-mediated glycogenolysis, thereby potentiating insulin-induced hypoglycemia and delaying the recovery of normal blood glucose levels. Since cardioselectivity is not absolute, larger doses of beta-1 selective agents may demonstrate these effects as well. Therapy with beta-blockers should be administered cautiously in patients with diabetes or predisposed to spontaneous hypoglycemia.

References

  1. "Product Information. Lopressor (metoprolol)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Kerlone (betaxolol)." Searle, Skokie, IL.
  3. "Product Information. Coreg (carvedilol)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Hemodialysis

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: hemodialysis

Therapy with beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) should be administered cautiously in patients requiring hemodialysis. When given after dialysis, hemodynamic stability should be established prior to drug administration to avoid marked falls in blood pressure. The hemodynamic status should be closely monitored before and after the dose.

References

  1. "Product Information. Levatol (penbutolol)." Reed and Carnrick, Jersey City, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Blocadren (timolol)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  3. "Product Information. Visken (pindolol)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Hypersensitivity

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Allergies

The use of beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) in patients with a history of allergic reactions or anaphylaxis may be associated with heightened reactivity to culprit allergens. The frequency and/or severity of attacks may be increased during beta-blocker therapy. In addition, these patients may be refractory to the usual doses of epinephrine used to treat acute hypersensitivity reactions and may require a beta-agonist such as isoproterenol.

References

  1. "Product Information. Zebeta (bisoprolol)." Lederle Laboratories, Wayne, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Sectral (acebutolol)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. "Product Information. Coreg (carvedilol)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Pvd

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Cerebrovascular Insufficiency

Due to their negative inotropic and chronotropic effects on the heart, beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) reduce cardiac output and may precipitate or aggravate symptoms of arterial insufficiency in patients with peripheral vascular disease. In addition, the nonselective beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol, pindolol, timolol) may attenuate catecholamine-mediated vasodilation during exercise by blocking beta-2 receptors in peripheral vessels. Therapy with beta-blockers should be administered cautiously in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Close monitoring for progression of arterial obstruction is advised.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cartrol (carteolol)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  2. Coppeto JR "Transient ischemic attacks and amaurosis fugax from timolol." Ann Ophthalmol 17 (1985): 64-5
  3. "Product Information. Inderal (propranolol)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
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Propranolol (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Liver Disease

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease

Propranolol is primarily metabolized by the liver. Patients with liver disease may be at greater risk for adverse effects from propranolol due to decreased drug clearance. Therapy with propranolol should be administered cautiously in patients with liver disease. Dosage adjustments may be necessary.

References

  1. Arthur MJ, Tanner AR, Patel C, et al "Pharmacology of propranolol in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension." Gut 26 (1985): 14-9
  2. George CF, Orme ML, Buranapong P, et al "Contribution of the liver to overall elimination of propranolol." J Pharmacokinet Biopharm 4 (1976): 17-27
  3. Silber BM, Holford NH, Riegelman S "Dose-dependent elimination of propranolol and its major metabolites in humans." J Pharm Sci 72 (1983): 725-32
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Chf

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Congestive Heart Failure

Beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) in general should not be used in patients with overt congestive heart failure (CHF). Sympathetic stimulation may be important in maintaining the hemodynamic function in these patients, thus beta-blockade can worsen the heart failure. However, therapy with beta-blockers may be beneficial and can be administered cautiously in some CHF patients provided they are well compensated and receiving digitalis, diuretics, an ACE inhibitor, and/or nitrates. Carvedilol, specifically, is indicated for use with these agents in the treatment of mild to severe heart failure of ischemic or cardiomyopathic origin. There is also increasing evidence that the addition of a beta-blocker to standard therapy can improve morbidity and mortality in patients with advanced heart failure, although it is uncertain whether effectiveness varies significantly with the different agents. Data from one meta-analysis study suggest a greater reduction of mortality risk for nonselective beta-blockers than for beta-1 selective agents.

References

  1. "Product Information. Corgard (nadolol)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Kerlone (betaxolol)." Searle, Skokie, IL.
  3. Tcherdakoff P "Side-effects with long-term labetalol: an open study of 251 patients in a single centre." Pharmatherapeutica 3 (1983): 342-8
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Hyperlipidemia

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Hyperlipidemia

Beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) may alter serum lipid profiles. Increases in serum VLDL and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as decreases in HDL cholesterol, have been reported with some beta-blockers. Patients with preexisting hyperlipidemia may require closer monitoring during beta-blocker therapy, and adjustments made accordingly in their lipid-lowering regimen.

References

  1. Samuel P, Chin B, Schoenfeld BH, et al "Comparison of the effect of pindolol versus propranolol on the lipid profile in patients treated for hypertension." Br J Clin Pharmacol 24 (1987): s63-4
  2. Gordon NF, Scott CB, Duncan JJ "Effects of atenolol versus enalapril on cardiovascular fitness and serum lipids in physically active hypertensive men." Am J Cardiol 79 (1997): 1065-9
  3. Rossner S, Weiner L "Atenolol and metoprolol: comparison of effects on blood pressure and serum lipoproteins, and side effects." Eur J Clin Pharmacol 24 (1983): 573-7
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Hyperthyroidism

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Hyperthyroidism

When beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) are used to alleviate symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as tachycardia, anxiety, tremor and heat intolerance, abrupt withdrawal can exacerbate thyrotoxicosis or precipitate a thyroid storm. To minimize this risk, cessation of beta-blocker therapy, when necessary, should occur gradually with incrementally reduced dosages over a period of 1 to 2 weeks. Patients should be advised not to discontinue treatment without first consulting with the physician. Close monitoring is recommended during and after therapy withdrawal.

References

  1. "Product Information. Kerlone (betaxolol)." Searle, Skokie, IL.
  2. "Product Information. Lopressor (metoprolol)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Coreg (carvedilol)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Hyperthyroidism Pks

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Hyperthyroidism

During chronic administration, the clearance of beta-blockers that are primarily metabolized by the liver (e.g., labetalol, metoprolol, penbutolol, propranolol) may be increased in patients with hyperthyroidism due to increased liver blood flow and enhanced activity of drug-metabolizing enzymes. Pharmacokinetic studies have demonstrated an approximately 50% increase in systemic clearance of propranolol during long-term therapy. In general, the dosage required to achieve therapeutic blood concentrations in such patients may be higher than that required in euthyroid patients and should be individualized.

References

  1. Feely J "Clinical pharmacokinetics of beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs in thyroid disease." Clin Pharmacokinet 8 (1983): 1-16
  2. O'Connor P, Feely J "Clinical pharmacokinetics and endocrine disorders. Therapeutic implications." Clin Pharmacokinet 13 (1987): 345-64

Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Iop

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Glaucoma/Intraocular Hypertension

Systemic beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) may lower intraocular pressure. Therefore, patients with glaucoma or intraocular hypertension may require adjustments in their ophthalmic regimen following a dosing change or discontinuation of beta-blocker therapy.

References

  1. "Product Information. Blocadren (timolol)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  2. "Product Information. Sectral (acebutolol)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. "Product Information. Zebeta (bisoprolol)." Lederle Laboratories, Wayne, NJ.
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Ischemic Heart Disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Ischemic Heart Disease

Heightened sensitivity to catecholamines may occur after prolonged use of beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers). Exacerbation of angina, myocardial infarction and ventricular arrhythmias have been reported in patients with coronary artery disease following abrupt withdrawal of therapy. Cessation of beta-blocker therapy, whenever necessary, should occur gradually with incrementally reduced dosages over a period of 1 to 2 weeks in patients with coronary insufficiency. Patients should be advised not to discontinue treatment without first consulting with the physician. In patients who experience an exacerbation of angina following discontinuation of beta-blocker therapy, the medication should generally be reinstituted, at least temporarily, along with other clinically appropriate measures.

References

  1. "Product Information. Betapace (sotalol)." Berlex, Richmond, CA.
  2. "Product Information. Levatol (penbutolol)." Reed and Carnrick, Jersey City, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Visken (pindolol)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
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Beta-Blockers (Includes Propranolol) ↔ Myasthenia Gravis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Low plausibility

Applies to: Myoneural Disorder

Beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (aka beta-blockers) may potentiate muscle weakness consistent with certain myasthenic symptoms such as diplopia, ptosis, and generalized weakness. Several beta-blockers have been associated rarely with aggravation of muscle weakness in patients with preexisting myasthenia gravis or myasthenic symptoms.

References

  1. Coppeto JR "Timolol-associated myasthenia gravis." Am J Ophthalmol 98 (1984): 244-5
  2. Herishanu Y, Rosenberg P "Beta-blockers and myasthenia gravis." Ann Intern Med 83 (1975): 834-5
  3. "Product Information. Blocadren (timolol)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

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