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PROPRANALOL 40 MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): PROPRANOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE / PROPRANOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE / PROPRANOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE

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Propranolol 40mgTablets

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Psychosis or hallucinations (disturbances of the
Your doctor will have decided how many
mind)
Propranolol tablets you need to take each day
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Tingling of the hands
depending on your condition. Follow your
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Disturbances of vision
doctor's
instructions
about
when
and
how
to
take
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
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Dry eyes
your tablets. Please read the label on the
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Skin rash, including worsening of psoriasis
container.
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Bruising more easily (thrombocytopaenia)
This
will
also
tell
you
how
many
tablets
to
take
and
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Have thyrotoxicosis. Propranolol may hide the
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
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Purple spots on the skin (purpura)
when you should take them. Ask your doctor or
symptoms of thyrotoxicosis.
start taking this medicine because it
pharmacist if you are not sure.
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Have kidney or liver problems (including
contains important information for you.
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
cirrhosis of the liver). If so, talk to your doctor
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Severe muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis)
The following table shows the usual total daily
because you may need to have some check-ups
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Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
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There may be changes to some of the cells or
oral dosage for an adult:during your treatment.
again.
other parts of your blood. It is possible that
Condition
Dose
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Have any other health problems such as
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If you have any further questions, ask your
your
doctor may occasionally take blood
Hypertension
circulation disorders, heart problems,
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
samples
to check whether Inderal has had any
(high
blood
pressure)
160
to
320mg
breathlessness or swollen ankles.
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This medicine has been prescribed for you
effect on your blood.
Angina (chest pain)
120 to 240mg
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
Arrythmias*
Other medicines and Propranolol
them, even if their signs of illness are the same
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated
(disorders of the
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
as yours.
from the available data)
heart rhythm)
30 to 160mg
have recently taken or might take any other
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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
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Low levels of blood sugar may occur in diabetic
Protection of the heart
medicines. Propranolol can interfere with the action
or pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
and non-diabetic patients including the newafter a heart attack
160mg
of some other drugs and some drugs can have an
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
born, toddlers and children, elderly patients,
Prevention of migraine*
effect on your medicine. The drugs which can cause
See section 4.
patients on artificial kidneys (haemodialysis) or
and
essential
tremor
80
to
160mg
some problems when taken together with your
patients on medication for diabetes. It may also
Anxiety
40 to 120mg
medicine are:
What is in this leaflet:
occur in patients who are fasting or have been
Certain thyroid conditions*
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Verapamil
1. What Propranolol Tablets are and what they
fasting recently or who have a long-term liver
(such as thyrotoxicosis)
30 to 160mg
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Diltiazem
are used for
disease.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
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Nifedipine
2. What you need to know before you take
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Seizure linked to low levels of sugar in the
(thickening heart muscle)
30 to 160mg
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Nisoldipine
Propranolol Tablets
blood.
Phaechromocytoma*
30 to 60mg
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Nicardipine
3. How to take Propranolol Tablets
Bleeding of the
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Isradipine
4. Possible side effects
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible events.
oesophagus caused by
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Lacidipine, (which are used to treat
5. How to store Propranolol Tablets
You may not have any of them.
high blood pressure in
hypertension or angina)
6. Contents of the pack and other information
If you get any other undesirable events or if you
the liver
80 to 160mg
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Disopyramide
think your medicine is causing any problems, tell
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Lidocaine
1. What Propranolol Tablets are and what
your doctor or pharmacist.
*Under some circumstances, propranolol can be
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Quinidine
they are used for
used to treat children with these conditions. The
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Amiodarone or propafenone (for irregular
Reporting of side effects
dosage will be adjusted by the doctor according to
heartbeats)
Propranolol is one of a group of drugs called betaIf you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
the
child's
age
or
weight.
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Digoxin
(for
heart
failure)
blockers. Beta-blockers slow the heart and
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
Older
people
may
be
start
on
a
lower
dose.
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Adrenaline (a heart stimulant)
circulation and can affect other parts of the body
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
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Ibuprofen and indometacin (for pain and
e.g liver.
effects directly via the yellow card scheme at
If you take more Propranolol Tablets than
inflammation)
Propranolol can be used for many conditions
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side
you should:
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Ergotamine, dihydroergotamine or rizatriptan
including
effects you can help provide more information on
If you swallow too many tablets or someone else
(for migraine)
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Hypertension (high blood pressure), angina
the safety of this medicine.
accidentally takes your medicine, contact your
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Chlorpromazine and thioridazine (for certain
(chest pains), some arrhythmias (disorders of
doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital straight
psychiatric disorders)
heart rhythm), protection of the heart after a
5. How to store Propranolol Tablets
away. Always take any remaining tablets, the
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Cimetidine (for stomach problems)
myocardial infarction (heart attack).
container
and
the
label
with
you,
so
that
the
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Rifampicin (for the treatment of tuberculosis)
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thickening
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
medicine can be identified.
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Theophylline (for asthma)
heart muscle).
Do not use Propranolol Tablets after the expiry
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Warfarin (to thin the blood) and hydralazine
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Prevention of migraine, essential tremor and
date which is stated on the carton. The expiry
If you forget to take Propranolol Tablets:
(for hypertension).
anxiety.
date refers to the last day of the month.
If you forget to take your medicine, take your
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Thyrotoxicosis a thyroid condition caused by
Do not store the tablets above 25°C.
dose when you remember and then take your
If you are taking clonidine (for hypertension
an overactive thyroid gland.
Store in the original container.
next dose at the usual time. Do not take two
or migraine) and propranolol together, you
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Phaeochromocytoma (high blood pressure
Medicines should not be disposed of via
doses
at
the
same
time.
must
not
stop
taking
clonidine
unless
your
due to a tumour usually near the kidney).
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
doctor tells you to do so. If it becomes
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Bleeding in the oesophagus caused by high
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
If
you
stop
taking
Propranolol
Tablets:
necessary for you to stop taking clonidine,
blood pressure in the liver.
required. These measures will help to protect the
Do not stop taking Propranolol Tablets without
your doctor will give you careful
environment.
first discussing it with your doctor. In some cases
instructions on how to do it.
2. What you need to know before you take
it may be necessary to stop taking the medicine
Propranolol Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other
gradually.
Propranolol Tablets with food, drink and
information
alcohol
If you have ever had asthma or wheezing,
If you have any further questions on the use of
Propranolol Tablets should be swallowed with a
do not take your Propranolol. Go back to
What Propranolol Tablets contain
Propranolol Tablets ask your doctor or
drink of water.
your doctor or pharmacist.
The active substance is Propranolol
pharmacist.
If you frequently drink a lot of alcohol, this may
Do not take Propranolol:
hydrochloride.
reduce the effect of your medicine.
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If you are allergic to Propanolol or any of the
The other ingredients are lactose, microcrystalline
4. Possible side Effects
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
cellulose, talc, stearic acid, magnesium stearate,
Operations
section 6).
hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, titanium
Like all medicines this medicine can cause side
If you go into hospital to have an operation, tell the
dioxide (E171) and carmine (E120).
effects, although not everyone gets them.
anaesthetist or the medical staff that you are taking
Warnings and precautions
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Propranolol.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
What Propranolol Tablets look like and
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Cold fingers and toes
Propranolol.
contents of the pack
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The
heart
beating
more
slowly
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Fertility:
Propranolol should also not be taken by people with
The 40mg tablets are pink, film-coated biconvex
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Numbness and spasm in the fingers which is
Before taking these tablets tell your doctor if you
heart failure which is not under control or people
tablets with breakline on one face embossed '40'
followed by warmth and pain (Raynaud's
are, you think you might be or are planning to
with certain other conditions such as heart block,
on the other.
phenomenon)
become pregnant. You should not use Propranolol
very slow or very irregular heartbeats, very low
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Disturbed sleep/nightmares
Tablets if you are breast-feeding or are planning to
blood pressure or very poor circulation. It should
Propranolol 40mg Tablets are available in pots of
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Fatigue
breast-feed your baby.
also not be taken by people who are fasting or have
20, 50 and 1000 tablets and blister packs of 28
been fasting recently, people who have
tablets.
Uncommon
(may
affect
up
to
1
in
100
people)
Driving
and
using
machines:
phaeochromocytoma (high blood pressure due to a
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Diarrhoea
Propranolol Tablets may make you feel dizzy or
tumour usually near the kidney) which is not being
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
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Nausea
tired. If affected do not drive or operate
treated or by people who have metabolic acidosis
Manufacturer
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Vomiting
machinery.
or a particular type of chest pain called Prinzmetal's
Relonchem Limited
angina. Your doctor will know about these
Cheshire House, Gorsey Lane,
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Propranolol Tablets contain lactose:
conditions. If you have one of these conditions,
Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0RP, UK.
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Worsening of breathing difficulties, if you have
If you have been told by your doctor that you
make sure your doctor knows about it before you
or have had asthma
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
take Propranolol.
Date Leaflet revised in: October 2016.
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Breathlessness and/or swollen ankles, if you also
doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
have
heart
failure
Propranolol if you:
POM
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Heart block which may cause an abnormal heart
3. How to take Propranolol Tablets
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Get allergic reactions to such things as insect
beat, dizziness, tiredness or fainting
stings.
PL 20395/0082
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Dizziness, particularly on standing up
Always take Propranolol Tablets exactly as your
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Have diabetes as Propranolol may change your
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Worsening of your blood circulation, if you
doctor has told you. You should check with your
normal response to low blood sugar, which
already suffer from poor circulation
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
usually involves an increase in heart rate.
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Hair loss
Propranolol tablets should be swallowed with a
Propranolol may cause low blood sugar levels
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Mood changes
drink of water.
even in patients who are not diabetic.
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Confusion
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Suffer from unstable angina (non exercise!
Memory loss
induced sharp chest pain).

Propranolol hydrochloride

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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