What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Propranolol?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Heart disease, including:
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
- A slow heart rate
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver failure
- 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 (see Inderal and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Propranolol and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Propranolol for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)