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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Propranolol (propranolol systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: group II antiarrhythmics, non-cardioselective beta blockers and is used to treat Akathisia, Angina, Anxiety, Aortic Stenosis, Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Benign Essential Tremor, Heart Attack, Hemangioma, High Blood Pressure, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Migraine Prevention, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic Disorder, Performance Anxiety, Pheochromocytoma, Portal Hypertension, Tardive Dyskinesia, Thyrotoxicosis and Ventricular Tachycardia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiarrhythmic agent, class II

Antihypertensive agent

Treatment of coronary heart disease

β-adrenoceptor antagonist (beta blocker), non-cardioselective

Chemical Name

2-Propanol, 1-[(1-metyletyl)amino]-3-(1-naphtalenyloxy)-

Foreign Names

  • Propranololum (Latin)
  • Propranolol (German)
  • Propranolol (French)
  • Propranolol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Propranolol (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • Propranololo (OS: DCIT)
  • Propranolol Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN, USAN)
  • AY 64043 (IS: Ayerst)
  • ICI 45520 (IS)
  • Propranolol (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Propranolol Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Propranolol hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Propranololhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Propranololi hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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