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Propranolol is a prescription drug used to control high blood pressure, relieve symptoms of angina, and treat other conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. By decreasing heart rate, blood pressure, and the heart's workload, this medication reduces the risks that accompany long-term hypertension. You should take your dosage at the same time every day to maintain an even level in your blood.

What Is Propranolol?

Propranolol hydrochloride (Inderal®) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
(Click What Is Propranolol Used For? for more information on the drug's uses, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects of Propranolol

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with propranolol. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
(Click Propranolol Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effect you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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