I was prescribed Inderal, about 10mgs, many years ago for blood pressure and noticed how well it worked in keeping my anxiety in check but what I have found is that only a couple of the brands made me feel comfortable, Inderal itself (by Wyeth Pharmaceutical) and propranolol by Northstar; and now both of these manufacturers have discontinued making propranolol. I have tried several other brands but I don't feel well when I take them. Each one causes different side effects and some don't seem to stop the anxiety; Is anyone else having a similar problem with this? Any suggestions on how to find a brand comparable to the ones that I felt good taking? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
Hi, I don't know if were on the same page here but I think you mean always propanalol just different brands? If so I have suffered with anxiety for a couple of years and at first the tablets were helping then one day they gave me a different looking box and they didn't work but I carried on taking them I was on 4 a day. I got to the point where I stopped taking them because there was no point? I still have anxiety but have to take enough medication as it is lol.. Sorry if I got the wrong end of the stick xx
I have had the same problem. Was on the same brand made by Sandoz for 15 years and they discontinued them in October last year, I was great with them, very little side effects but tried 5 different brands since all of which have had different side effects, throat swelling,awful muscle pain,sweating,water retention,headaches... horrendous and I have to take them for life because of Wolf Parkinson... the latest ones are giving me muscle spasms in my head and legs so fed up of feeling worse from the tablets and trying to persuade doctors and chemists its the brand of tablets that's the problem... are the brands you've mentioned available in the UK ? So glad to know its not just me
By federal law in the US generics must have the same medication as the name brand. Maybe it's the filler ingredients you're having a problem with... those are not always the same. But the actual medication itself is supposed to be the same. In fact, sometimes companies that market generics don't even mess with making their own product, they just buy the stuff from the original company and stick it in their own container! (I used to work in a billing office for a pharmaceutical company.)
My daughter has been on Propranolol ER 60 mg (manufacturer: Breckenridge) for 21 days now, for the prevention of near-daily migraines. Good news: she has not had a single migraine since she started it! Amen! She claims she can no loger feel the weather change (was always a trigger), doesn't hear her head pounding all the time (who knew?), etc. Her smile is back. Basically a miracle drug. Except...
Bad news: she is suffering multiple awful side effects: vomiting, extreme nausea that wakes her up at night, dizziness when changing position, extreme dizziness when she does flip turns in pool (she is a highly competitive year round, high school swimmer), hearing reduction. She is a she says she doesn't care - so long as it fixes her migraines. However she is missing school and after school activities now because of the side effects.
I like the idea of trying another manufacturer. Have a couple questions:
1) has anyone tried Actavis brand propranolol? Er? Were the side effects any better/ worse for you?
2) has anyone started on extended release with success for their condition, and then for whatever reason had to switch to immediate release? Did effectiveness of the medication change with the ER to IR change?
Actavis is apparently the only other manufacturer of Propranolol ER according to my pharmacist. So if that fails, we may be moving to a 2x/day Qualtest IR dosage.
I've been taking propranolol since 2014 for anxiety. I recently ran out of the insane stock pile I had of it, so I had my new psychiatrist write me a new prescription. As soon as I got the new ones I noticed they looked different from my old ones. But the passed two weeks that I've been taking them for situational anxiety they haven't helped at all. So I just got around to looking these things up, because my anxiety is violently out of control. My old ones come from Watson Labs and worked worked wonders. These new ones from Qualitest haven't done a damned thing to help.
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