Also known by the generic name Propranolol, Inderal is a beta-blocker pill that is commonly used to treat a variety of conditions like high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, chest pain, angina, hypertension, and other heart or circulatory issues. Inderal can also treat heart attacks, prevent future heart attacks, and improve the survival rate after a heart attack. When it’s used to lower blood pressure, it can help prevent strokes, heart attacks, and even kidney issues. If you experience migraines, Inderal can even help prevent them and lower their severity and frequency. Though we at Nurx™ don’t offer Inderal, we do carry the antihypertensive Metoprolol Tartrate for migraine treatment.
- How Is It Used?
Inderal is taken orally, typically two or four times per day or as directed by your doctor. The dosage you take depends on your specific condition and needs, so make sure you don't take a dosage that's smaller or larger than what was prescribed. Trust our Nurx doctors to get you the dosage you need for your particular condition.
Whether you want to take this medication with or without food is totally up to you! Just make sure you're consistent and take it the same way every time. If you're taking an extended-release capsule, swallow it whole without crushing or opening it.
- How Does Inderal Work?
Inderal prevents some of your body's natural chemicals from affecting your heart and blood vessels. When it does this, it can effectively lower your heart rate, blood pressure, and heart strains.
Since it's used for a variety of issues, the dosage you receive will vary. Make sure to store Inderal in a sealed container at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
- Is Inderal Easy To Get?
At Nurx we're committed to providing you with the medication you need. Since all brands of this medication have been discontinued, you can only get the generic, Propranolol. This medication is only available with a prescription from your doctor. Luckily, it's covered by most Medicare and insurance plans. If you don't have insurance, don't worry! We're here to help you find an affordable option that your budget allows.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Inderal?
As with any medication, it's important to take precautions before starting Inderal. Since Inderal may contain inactive ingredients, it can cause any number of allergic reactions. Notify your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
Congestive heart failure.
Liver or kidney disease.
Breathing disorders like asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Low blood sugar.
Low blood pressure.
You should also notify your doctor regarding any of the following situations:
If you're pregnant or plan to conceive while using Inderal: This is because the effect this medication can have on an unborn baby is currently unknown.
If you're breastfeeding: Propranolol can pass into breast milk and potentially harm a nursing baby, so make sure to let your doctor know ahead of time to prevent this from occurring.
If you plan on having surgery. Notify your surgeon ahead of time if you're taking Inderal as they may want to wait until you've finished your course of medication before putting you under anesthesia.
If you're allergic to propranolol: Since this is the generic of Inderal and the active ingredient of this medication, your doctor needs to know if you have any allergies to this drug.
If you've had a serious reaction to other beta blockers: If you've had an unfavorable reaction to beta blockers like metoprolol in the past, it's important to notify your doctor so they can determine the next course of action or find a new medication for you.
If you have upcoming medical tests: Notify your doctor if you're taking Inderal before undergoing medical tests as it can skew the results.
As for other precautions, make sure to take your blood pressure regularly while on Inderal. You should also be consistent and seek guidance from your doctor about tapering off of the medication. If you stop taking it all of a sudden, it can make your condition worse. In addition, if you're using Inderal to treat high blood pressure, continue taking the medication even after you feel better.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
As with many medications, though it's unlikely, you may have an adverse reaction to Inderal. If you have any of the following symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately:
Swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Slow or unsteady heartbeats.
Trouble breathing or wheezing.
Swelling or rapid weight gain.
Cold sensations in your hands and feet.
Depression, hallucinations, or confusion.
Loss of coordination or sudden weakness.
Liver issues like upper stomach pain, nausea, feeling tired, dark urine, and jaundice.
Low blood sugar in you or a baby.
Severe skin reaction.
Some more common side effects you may experience include the following:
Slower heart rate.
Feeling tired or weak.
Despite the seriousness of these side effects, remember that they're quite uncommon. If Inderal helps with your condition, it may outweigh any of the mild side effects you might experience when taking this medication. Since this isn't a complete list of side effects, make sure to contact your doctor for other symptoms you might experience when taking Inderal.
- Can I Take Inderal With Other Medications?
Though Inderal isn't known to have adverse reactions with other medications, let your doctor know what else you're taking. This includes any medications you've started or taken while using Inderal. You should particularly notify your doctor if you're taking any of the following:
Drugs to treat high blood pressure.
Drugs to treat a prostate disorder.
Medications for your heart or blood pressure.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
Steroid medicine like prednisone.
- Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?
The medical providers at Nurx can provide you with an online prescription for migraine treatment after you complete a medical assessment. Though we don't carry Inderal, we have other generic antihypertensive medications to treat migraines.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Inderal Through Nurx?
We don't prescribe Inderal at Nurx, but we're dedicated to providing quality medication to everyone at an affordable price. All you have to do is reach out, and we'll pair you with one of our amazing medical professionals from the states we work in. Even if you don't have insurance, we can help you find the right medication or brand to fit your budget.
- How Long Would It Take to Deliver This Drug If I Bought It Online?
Once our medical team has reviewed your request and prescribed the appropriate medication, we'll ship your prescription to your door. Prescriptions often take three to five business days to reach your doorstep after being filled at our pharmacy.
- Is There a Generic Version of Inderal?
Yes! As stated previously, the generic version of Inderal is Propranolol. As all brands have been discontinued, this drug is only available in the generic format.
- Who Makes This Drug?
Inderal was originally manufactured by ICI Pharmaceuticals, which is now known as AstraZeneca.
- Does Inderal Lower Blood Pressure?
Yes! Though it can take up to a week to reach its full effect, Inderal helps treat high blood pressure. By affecting the response to some of your body's nerve impulses, it can make your heart beat slower and, in turn, lower your blood pressure.
- Does Inderal Help With Anxiety?
Yes! Inderal can help provide you relief for short-term social anxiety. This includes the fear of public speaking or general tension you may experience.
- Does Inderal Cause Hair Loss?
Unfortunately, beta blockers like Inderal can cause hair loss. Despite this, the benefits they provide may outweigh the side effects.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.For more information and to sign up, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.