Propranolol XL

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Propranolol XL?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medicine if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Propranolol XL to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Propranolol XL belongs to a group of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, more often known as beta blockers. As the name implies, these medications block beta receptors in the body. Beta receptors are located in a number of places within the body, including the heart and blood vessels. Stress hormones (such as adrenaline) bind to these receptors and cause certain reactions in the body, such as:
 
By blocking beta-1 receptors, propranolol XL causes the reverse effect of stress hormones. It decreases heart rate and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
 
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Propranolol XL Drug Information

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