It comes in these forms: oral tablet, oral extended-release capsule, oral solution, and injectable. Propranolol oral tablet is only available in a generic form. Generic drugs usually cost less than brand-name versions. Propranolol oral tablet may be used in combination with other drugs. Propranolol reduces your heart’s workload and helps it beat more regularly. It’s used to: Propranolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. While once a first-line treatment for hypertension, the role for beta blockers was downgraded in June 2006 in the United Kingdom to fourth-line, as they do not perform as well as other drugs, particularly in the elderly, and evidence is increasing that the most frequently used beta blockers at usual doses carry an unacceptable risk of provoking type 2 diabetes. Propranolol is not recommended for the treatment of hypertension by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) because a higher rate of the primary composite outcome of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or stroke compared to an angiotensin receptor blocker was noted in one study. Propranolol works to inhibit the actions of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that enhances memory consolidation. In one small study individuals given propranolol immediately after trauma experienced fewer stress-related symptoms and lower rates of PTSD than respective control groups who did not receive the drug. Due to the fact that memories and their emotional content are reconsolidated in the hours after they are recalled/re-experienced, propranolol can also diminish the emotional impact of already formed memories; for this reason, it is also being studied in the treatment of specific phobias, such as arachnophobia, dental fear, and social phobia. Ethical and legal questions have been raised surrounding the use of propranolol-based medications for use as a "memory damper", including: altering memory-recalled evidence during an investigation, modifying behavioral response to past (albeit traumatic) experiences, the regulation of these drugs, and others. However, Hall and Carter have argued that many such objections are "based on wildly exaggerated and unrealistic scenarios that ignore the limited action of propranolol in affecting memory, underplay the debilitating impact that PTSD has on those who suffer from it, and fail to acknowledge the extent to which drugs like alcohol are already used for this purpose."Propranolol may be used to treat severe infantile hemangiomas (IHs).
Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma tumor on a small gland near the kidneys, certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis a heart muscle disease. Jan. 2019. Bei urämischen Patienten, die noch nicht dialysiert wurden, war nach Gabe von 40 mg Propranolol Cmax 6-fach und die AUC 7-fach erhöht.