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HALF-INDERAL LA 80MG CAPSULE

Active substance(s): PROPRANOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Half-Inderal LA 80mg Capsules
(propranolol hydrochloride)

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass
it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Half-Inderal LA 80mg but it
will be referred to as Inderal throughout this leaflet.

In this leaflet:
1. What Inderal is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Inderal
3. How to take Inderal
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Inderal
6. Further information

1. What Inderal is and what it is used for
Inderal contains a medicine called propranolol
hydrochloride. This belongs to a group of medicines called
beta-blockers.
Inderal is used for many conditions including:

You have problems with your liver (such as cirrhosis of the
liver). You may need to have some check-ups during your
treatment.
You have diabetes. Your medicine may change how you
respond to having low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia). You may
feel your heart beating faster.
You have thyrotoxicosis (a condition caused by an overactive
thyroid gland). Your medicine may hide the symptoms of
thyrotoxicosis.
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist before taking Inderal.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have
recently taken, any other medicines. This includes medicines that
you buy without a prescription and herbal medicines. This is
because Inderal can affect the way some other medicines work
and some medicines can have an effect on Inderal.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following
medicines:
Clonidine (for high blood pressure or migraine). If you are
taking clonidine and Inderal together, do not stop taking
clonidine unless your doctor tells you to do so. If you have to
stop taking clonidine, your doctor will give you careful
instructions about how to do it.
Verapamil, diltiazem, nifedipine, nisoldipine, nicardipine,
isradipine or lacidipine (for high blood pressure or chest pain).
Disopyramide, lidocaine, quinidine, amiodarone or
propafenone (for an uneven heart beat).
Digoxin (for heart problems).

High blood pressure (hypertension).

Warfarin (to thin the blood).

Chest pain (angina).
Preventing migraines.

Adrenaline, also known as epinephrine (a medicine that
stimulates the heart).

Essential tremor (shaking with an unknown cause).

Ibuprofen or indometacin (for pain and inflammation).

Anxiety.

Ergotamine or dihydroergotamine or rizatriptan (for migraine).

Some thyroid problems (such as thyrotoxicosis which is
caused by an overactive thyroid gland).

Chlorpromazine or thioridazine (for mental illness).

Bleeding in the food pipe (oesophagus) caused by high
blood pressure in the liver.

Rifampicin (for tuberculosis).

It works by the effects it has on the heart and circulation
and also on other parts of the body.

2. Before you take Inderal
Do not take Inderal if:
You have ever had asthma or wheezing. If this
applies to you talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
You are allergic (hypersensitve) to propranolol
hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients in Inderal
(see section 6: ‘Further Information’).
You have ever had any of the following heart problems:
- heart failure which is not under control (this usually
makes you breathless and causes your ankles to
swell)
- second- or third-degree heart block (a condition
which may be treated by a pacemaker)
- very slow or very uneven heart beats, very low blood
pressure or very poor circulation
- a type of chest pain (angina) called Prinzmetal’s
angina
You have a tumour called phaeochromocytoma that is
not being treated. This is usually near your kidney and
can cause high blood pressure.
You have been told that you have higher than normal
levels of acid in your blood (metabolic acidosis).
You have been fasting recently.
Do not take Inderal if any of the above apply to you. If you
are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Inderal.

Take special care with Inderal
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Inderal
if:
You have ever had an allergic reaction, for example to
insect stings.
You have poor blood circulation or controlled heart
failure.
You have first-degree heart block.
You have sharp chest pain which is not caused by
exercise (unstable angina).
You have problems with your kidneys. You may need to
have some check-ups during your treatment.

Cimetidine (for stomach problems).
Theophylline (for asthma).
Insulin.

Operations
If you go into hospital to have an operation, tell the anaesthetist
or medical staff that you are taking Inderal. This is because you
can get low blood pressure (hypotension) if you are given certain
anaesthetics while you are taking Inderal.

Taking Inderal with food and drink
If you frequently drink a lot of alcohol, talk to your doctor before
having this medicine. This is because alcohol can affect how the
medicine works.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are
pregnant, might become pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Driving and using machines
Your medicine is not likely to affect you being able to drive or
use any tools or machines. However, it is best to wait to see
how your medicine affects you before trying these activities.
If you feel dizzy or tired when taking this medicine, do not
drive or use any tools or machines.

Important information about some of the ingredients of
Inderal Capsules
Inderal Capsules contain microcrystalline cellulose and titanium
dioxide. These may cause a problem in a very small number of
people who are sensitive to them.

3. How to take Inderal
Always take Inderal exactly as your doctor has told you. You
should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Your doctor will tell you how many capsules to take each day
and when to take them. Read the label on the carton to
remind you what the doctor said.
Swallow your Inderal capsules with a drink of water. Swallow

whole. Do not chew.

Adults
High blood pressure (hypertension): the usual dose is
160mg a day. Your doctor may decide to increase this dose.
Chest pain (angina): the usual dose is 80mg to 240mg a
day.
To prevent migraine: the usual dose is 80mg to 240mg a
day.

Essential tremor: the usual dose is 80mg to 240mg a
day.
Anxiety: the usual dose is 80mg to 160mg a day.
Thyroid conditions (such as thyrotoxicosis): the
usual dose is 80mg to 240mg a day.
Bleeding in the food pipe (oesophagus) caused by
high blood pressure in the liver: the usual dose is
80mg to 320mg a day.

Elderly people

Conditions that may get worse
If you have any of the following conditions, they may get worse
when you start to take your medicine. This happens rarely
affecting less than 1 in 1,000 people.
Psoriasis (a skin condition).
Being short of breath or having swollen ankles (if you have
heart failure).
Asthma or breathing problems.
Poor circulation.

If you are an elderly person, your doctor may decide to start
you on a lower dose.

Do not be concerned by this list of side effects. You may not get
any of them.

Children

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information
on the safety of this medicine.

Your medicine must not be given to children.

If you take more Inderal than you should
If you take more Inderal than prescribed by your doctor, talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take the
medicine pack with you so that the capsules can be
identified.

If you forget to take Inderal
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you
remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose,
skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make
up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop taking Inderal
Do not stop taking Inderal without talking to your doctor. In
some cases, you may need to stop taking it gradually.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Inderal can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them. The following side effects may
happen with this medicine:

Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
You may notice that your pulse rate becomes slower
while you are taking the capsules. This is normal, but if
you are concerned please tell your doctor about it.
Cold hands and feet.
Numbness and spasm in your fingers which is followed
by warmth and pain (Raynaud’s disease).
Disturbed sleep or nightmares.
Feeling tired.

Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
Diarrhoea.
Feeling sick (nausea).

5. How to store Inderal
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C. Protect your medicine from light
and moisture. Store your capsules in the original pack.
Keep the calendar pack in the carton.
Do not use your capsules after the expiry date which is stated
on the carton after ‘Exp’. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines that are no longer required. These measures will help
to protect the environment.

6. Further Information
What Half-Inderal LA 80mg capsules contain
The active substance is propranolol.
Each Half-Inderal LA 80mg capsule contains 80mg
propranolol in a long-acting form.
The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose,
ethylcellulose, hypromellose, gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171),
erythrosine (E127), black and red iron oxide (E172)

What Half-Inderal LA 80mg capsules look like and
contents of the pack
Half-Inderal LA 80 mg are hard capsules with a pink body and
lavender cap.

Being sick (vomiting).
They come in calendar packs containing 28 capsules.

Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)
Heart block (which may cause an abnormal heart beat,
dizziness, tiredness or fainting).
Dizziness, particularly on standing up.

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Thinning of your hair.
Mood changes.
Feeling confused.
Memory loss.
Changes in personality (psychoses).

Manufactured by: Astrazeneca UK Limited, Macclesfield,
Cheshire, UK.
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip,
Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.

Hallucinations.
Tingling of your hands.
Disturbances of vision.
Dry eyes.
Skin rash.
Reduced numbers of platelets in your blood which may
make you bruise more easily.
Purplish marks on your skin.

Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
Severe muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis).
Changes to some of the cells or other parts of your
blood. Your doctor may take blood samples every so
often to check whether Inderal has had any effect on
your blood.
Low levels of sugar in the blood (hypoglycaemia). This
can happen in people with or without diabetes. This
includes elderly people, people on artificial kidneys
(haemodialysis) or people taking medicines for
diabetes. It may also happen if you are fasting or in
people with a long-term liver disease.

Half-Inderal LA 80mg Capsules,
PL No: 18799/2015

POM

Leaflet date: 27.07.2015
Inderal LA is a trademark of the AstraZeneca group of
companies.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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