Propranolol is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).

Propranolol is used to treat tremors, angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure), heart rhythm disorders, and other heart or circulatory conditions. It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack, and to reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.

Hemangeol (propranolol oral liquid 4.28 milligrams) is given to infants who are at least 5 weeks old to treat a genetic condition called infantile hemangiomas. Hemangiomas are caused by blood vessels grouping together in an abnormal way. These blood vessels form benign (non-cancerous) growths that can develop into ulcers or red marks on the skin. Hemangiomas can also cause more serious complications inside the body (in the liver, brain, or digestive system).

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  • Hemangeol, Inderal LA, Inderal XL, InnoPran XL, Inderal
  • More common - in children
    Cough producing mucus
    difficulty with breathing
    tightness in the chest
    Incidence not known
    Abdominal or stomach pain and tenderness
    black, tarry stools
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    blood in the urine
    bloody nose
    bloody stools
    blurred or loss of vision
    body aches or pain
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    chest pain or discomfort
    confusion about identity, place, and time
    congestion
    constipation
    cough
    cracks in the skin
    crying
    decreased awareness or responsiveness
    decreased urine output
    depersonalization
    diarrhea
    difficulty with swallowing
    dilated neck veins
    disturbed color perception
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    double vision
    dryness or soreness of the throat
    dysphoria
    euphoria
    extreme fatigue
    fast, pounding, slow, or irregular heartbeat
    fever and chills
    general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness
    hair loss
    halos around lights
    headaches
    heavier menstrual periods
    hoarseness
    irregular breathing
    lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
    loss of heat from the body
    mental depression
    mimicry of speech or movements
    muscle or joint pain
    mutism
    nausea
    negativism
    night blindness
    noisy breathing
    overbright appearance of lights
    paleness or cold feeling in the fingertips and toes
    paranoia
    peculiar postures or movements, mannerisms, or grimacing
    pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    quick to react or overreact emotionally
    rapidly changing moods
    rectal bleeding
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    red, irritated eyes
    red, swollen skin
    reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
    runny nose
    scaly skin
    seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
    severe sleepiness
    short-term memory loss
    shortness of breath
    skin irritation or rash, including rash that looks like psoriasis
    skin rash, hives, or itching
    sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
    sweating
    swelling of the eyes, face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
    swollen glands
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    tightness in the chest
    tingling or pain in fingers or toes when exposed to cold
    tunnel vision
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    voice changes
    vomiting
    weight gain
    Some propranolol side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common - in children
    Anxiety
    dry mouth
    hyperventilation
    irritability
    restlessness
    shaking
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    trouble sleeping
    unusual dreams
    Less common - in children
    Decreased appetite
    Incidence not known
    Dry eyes
    heartburn
    loss of strength or energy
    muscle weakness
    pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
    stomach cramps
    unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
    vivid dreams
  • (oral tablet, oral capsule, extended release, intravenous solution, oral solution, oral concentrate, oral liquid)