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Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR


Overview

Introduction of Propanal Capsule TR

Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR is a medicine used to treat various heart conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (heart-related chest pain) and arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm). It lowers blood pressure, thus decreasing the risk of future heart attack. This medicine is also used in the treatment of various non-heart conditions like anxiety, migraine, and tremors. It is often used to treat an over functioning thyroid gland as well. It also decreases the risk of bleeding in the gut caused by high blood pressure in the liver. It should be taken empty stomach for best results. Weakness or tiredness may occur as a common side effect which usually disappears with time. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly and should be taken strictly as advised by your doctor.

Propanal Capsule TR side effects

Common
  • Weakness
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Raynaud phenomenon

How to use Propanal Capsule TR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Propanal Capsule TR works

Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR is a beta blocker. It works by affecting the body’s response to nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. It also widens the blood vessels in the body for better blood flow.

Propanal Capsule TR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR. Taking Propranolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE
Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease. Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

What if you miss a dose of Propanal Capsule TR?

If you miss a dose of Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines.
  • It may cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes. Monitor blood sugar levels regularly.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Propanal 40 mg Capsule TR can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice increased swelling around your legs or ankles, sudden weight gain or sudden shortness of breath as these may be symptoms of heart failure.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Propanal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Propanal

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Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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It contains verapamil. Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure, control angina (chest pain) and treat certain heart disorders. It is also used for prevention of migraine headache.
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed me ration, lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist
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FAQs

Q. Can Propanal be used in asthmatics?

No, Propanal cannot be used in asthmatics. Propanal is a non-specific beta receptor blocker. Using Propanal in asthma patients can cause breathing problems, which may trigger an asthma attack.

Q. Can I take fluoxetine with Propanal?

No, you should avoid taking fluoxetine with Propanal. The reason being, fluoxetine may cause an increase in levels of Propanal in body which may increase its toxicity.

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Lia Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Lia House,Old No.340, New No.7, 8th Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai-600 083. Tamil Nadu, India.
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