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PROPRANALOL 40 MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): PROPRANOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE

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Artwork No.

220415/17

Colours Used

Customer

Relon Chem

Balck

Description

Propranolol 40mg Pil

Market

UK

Language

English

Size

148 x 310 mm (Finished)

Min. Font Size

9 pt

Page No.

1 of 1

Version No.

2

Date

05-06-15

Software

Illustrator 10

Packaging Development

Quality Assurance (QA)

Keyline (not to print)

Quality Control (QC)

Production

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Heart block which may cause dizziness or
fainting
!
Worsening of heart failure (breathlessness
Always take Propranolol Tablets exactly as your
and/or swollen ankles)
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
doctor has told you. You should check with your
!
Worsening of breathing difficulties in people
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
with asthma or breathing problems
Propranolol
tablets
should
be
swallowed
with
a
Warnings and precautions
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
!
Worsening of circulation in people with poor
drink of water.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse
start taking this medicine because it
circulation
before taking this medicine:
contains important information for you.
!
Increased bruising, nosebleeds, sore throats or
The following table shows the usual total daily oral
!
If you have an allergy as these tablets may
infections due to changes in the number and
dosage
for
an
adult:increase your sensitivity.
!
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
types of blood cells which can be measured by
Condition
Dose
!
If you have diabetes as propranolol may change
again.
a blood test at your doctor's
Hypertension
your normal response to low sugar which
!
If you have any further questions, ask your
!
Hallucinations, psychoses, confusion, mood
(high
blood
pressure)
160
to
320mg
usually involves an increase in heart rate.
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
changes
Angina (chest pain)
120 to 240mg
!
If you have thyrotoxicosis as propranolol may
!
This medicine has been prescribed for you
!
Fits linked to reduction in blood glucose levels
Arrythmias*
hide the symptoms of this condition.
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
!
Skin rash, worsening of psoriasis, hair loss, dry
(disorders of the
!
If you have liver or kidney problems (including
them, even if their signs of illness are the same
flaky skin, red/itchy skin
heart
rhythm)
30
to
160mg
cirrhosis of the liver) because you may need to
as yours.
Protection
of
the
heart
have some check ups during your course of
!
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
Occasionally people suffer with:
after a heart attack
160mg
treatment.
or pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
!
Headache, disturbances of vision, dizziness,
Prevention of migraine*
!
If you have circulatory disorders such as
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See
impotence, nightmares
and essential tremor
80 to 160mg
Raynaud's syndrome.
section 4.
!
Cold hands and feet, tingling of the hands.
Anxiety
40 to 120mg
!
If you have heart problems.
!
Skin rashes or dry eyes
Certain thyroid conditions*
!
If you have had psoriasis previously.
What is in this leaflet:
!
Reduction in blood glucose levels
(such as thyrotoxicosis)
30 to 160mg
1. What Propranolol Tablets are and what they
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Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Other medicines and Propranolol Tablets
are used for
(thickening heart muscle)
30 to 160mg
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
2. What you need to know before you take
Reporting of side effects
Phaechromocytoma*
30 to 60mg
have recently taken or might take any other
Propranolol Tablets
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
Bleeding of the
medicines.
3. How to take Propranolol Tablets
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
oesophagus caused by
!
Verapamil, diltiazem, nifedipine used to treat
4. Possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
high blood pressure in
hypertension or angina.
5. How to store Propranolol Tablets
effects directly via the yellow card scheme at
the liver
80 to 160mg
!
Digoxin for heart failure.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side
!
Clonidine for high blood pressure or migraine.
effects you can help provide more information on
*Under some circumstances, propranolol can be
!
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors for depression.
1. What Propranolol Tablets are and what
the safety of this medicine.
used to treat children with these conditions. The
!
Disopyramide, quinidine and amiodarone used to
they are used for
dosage will be adjusted by the doctor according to
treat irregular heart beats.
5. How to store Propranolol Tablets
the child's age or weight.
!
Insulin and other oral diabetic drugs.
Propranolol is one of a group of drugs called betaKeep out of the sight and reach of children.
!
Anaesthetic: if you are going into hospital for an
blockers. Beta-blockers slow the heart and
If you take more Propranolol Tablets than
Do not use Propranolol Tablets after the expiry
operation, tell the anaesthetist or medical staff
circulation and can affect other parts of the body
you should:
date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date
that you are taking propranolol.
e.g liver.
If you swallow too many tablets or someone else
refers to the last day of the month.
!
Adrenaline a heart stimulant.
Propranolol can be used for many conditions
accidentally takes your medicine, contact your
Do not store the tablets above 25°C.
!
Chlorpromazine for certain psychiatric disorders.
including
doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital straight
Store in the original container.
!
Cimetidine for stomach problems.
!
Hypertension (high blood pressure), angina
away.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
!
Hydralazine for high blood pressure.
(chest pains), some arrhythmias (disorders of
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
heart rhythm), protection of the heart after a
If you forget to take Propranolol Tablets:
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
If you are taking clonidine and propranolol
myocardial infarction (heart attack).
If you forget to take your medicine, take your dose
required. These measures will help to protect the
together, you must not stop taking clonidine
when you remember and then take your next dose
!
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thickening heart
environment.
unless your doctor tells you to do so. If it
at the usual time. Do not take two doses at the
muscle).
same time.
becomes necessary for you to stop taking
!
Prevention of migraine, essential tremor and
6. Contents of the pack and other
clonidine, your doctor will give you careful
anxiety.
information
If you stop taking Propranolol Tablets:
instructions on how to do it.
!
Thyrotoxicosis a thyroid condition caused by
Do not stop taking Propranolol Tablets without
an overactive thyroid gland.
What Propranolol Tablets contain
first discussing it with your doctor. In some cases it
Propranolol Tablets with food, drink and
!
Phaeochromocytoma (high blood pressure due
The active substance is Propranolol hydrochloride.
may
be
necessary
to
stop
taking
the
medicine
alcohol
to a tumour usually near the kidney).
The other ingredients are lactose, microcrystalline
gradually.
Propranolol Tablets should be swallowed with a
!
Bleeding in the oesophagus caused by high
cellulose, talc, stearic acid, magnesium stearate,
drink of water.
blood pressure in the liver.
hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide
If you have any further questions on the use of
If you frequently drink a lot of alcohol, this may
(E171) and carmine (E120).
Propranolol
Tablets
ask
your
doctor
or
pharmacist.
reduce the effect of your medicine.
2. What you need to know before you take
Propranolol Tablets
What Propranolol Tablets look like and
4. Possible side Effects
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:
contents of the pack
Before taking these tablets tell your doctor if you
Do not take Propranolol Tablets:
The 40mg tablets are pink, film-coated biconvex
Like all medicines this medicine can cause side
are, you think you might be or are planning to
!
If you have a history of wheezing or asthma.
tablets with breakline on one face embossed '40'
effects,
although
not
everyone
gets
them.
become pregnant. You should not use Propranolol
!
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
on the other.
If
you
experience
sudden
signs
of
allergy
Tablets
if
you
are
breast-feeding
or
are
planning
to
propranolol or any of the other ingredients in
such
as
rash,
itching
or
hives
on
the
skin,
breast-feed your baby.
Propranolol Tablets (listed in section 6).
Propranolol 40mg Tablets are available in pots of
swelling of the face, lips,tongue or other
!
If you suffer with heart failure which is not
20, 50 and 1000 tablets and blister packs of 28
parts
of
the
body,
shortness
of
breath,
Driving and using machines:
under control.
tablets.
wheezing
or
trouble
breathing.
Then
go
to
Propranolol Tablets may make you feel dizzy or
!
If you suffer from conditions such as heart
the
hospital
immediately.
tired. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
block, very slow or irregular heartbeats, very
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
low blood pressure or very poor circulation.
Manufacturer
Common: (between 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 patients)
Propranolol Tablets contain lactose:
!
If you have phaeochromocytoma (high blood
Relonchem Limited
!
Stomach upsets
If you have been told by your doctor that you have
pressure due to a tumour usually near the
Cheshire House, Gorsey Lane,
!
Disturbed sleep, tiredness and muscle
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
kidney) which is not being treated.
Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0RP, UK.
weakness.
before taking this medicinal product.
!
If you have been fasting for a long time.
These may occur at the beginning of the treatment
!
If you have metabolic acidosis (diabetics).
Date Leaflet revised in: June 2015.
but should go. If these signs do not get better after
!
If you have Prinzmental's angina (a certain type
a few days then contact a doctor.
of chest pain).
POM
Rare: (between 1 in 1000 to 1 in 10,000)
PL 20395/0082
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if any of the
following side effects are noticed:!
Numbness and spasm in the fingers (Raynaud's
phenomenon)

Propranolol 40mgTablets
Propranolol hydrochloride

3. How to take Propranolol Tablets

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