Precautions and Warnings With Propranolol
It's important to understand precautions and warnings with propranolol prior to taking the drug. For example, tell your healthcare provider if you smoke, drink alcohol, or are about to undergo surgery. Other precautions and warnings with propranolol to be aware of include the risk of serious allergic reactions and the importance of letting your doctor know if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
Propranolol: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking propranolol hydrochloride (Inderal®) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, a history of heart attack, or irregular heart rhythm
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
- A slow heart rate
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Raynaud's phenomenon or other circulation problems
- A blood vessel disease
- Any allergies, including allergies to other beta blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines that you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.