Propranolol is a medication of the beta blockers group of drugs. It is used to treat many conditions like high blood pressure, thyrotoxicosis, performance anxiety, essential tremors, capillary angiomas, and atrial fibrillation. It helps reduce the heart's workload, thus helping it beat more regularly.

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Is it normal to hear heartbeat and pulse in the right ear?

Query: Hello doctor, I hear my pulse and heartbeat-like sound in my right ear if I bend over, especially after exercise or eating food. Is it normal? Can it be due to blood pressure or is it due to any blockage in my blood vessel near my ear?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms you feel are called as heart palpitations. It may be due to thyroid disease, anxiety, heart disease, blood pressure or many other reasons. You need to consult your cardiologist for proper evaluation of the cause and to treat that accordingly. Diagnosis is t...  Read Full »

Will taking Inderal and Cheer Up lead to weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old girl and my physician has prescribed me Inderal and Cheer Up at night for a month. Will these medicines lead to a gain in my weight because I have my wedding after two months and I do not want to put any extra pound.  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to While Cefiget (Cefixime) is fine to give in a urinary tract infection. If you are having UTI for more than two months, rather than taking an empirical (experimental) antibiotics, you should go for a urine culture and sensitivity testing. Hope you are not suffering from an...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Propranolol with Adderall for ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been prescribed Adderall 10 mg two tablets daily for ADHD and 10 mg Propranolol as needed for anxiety. Adderall is helping my ADHD. However, I have experienced increased anxiety and all the physical symptoms that come along with it, including chest tightness since taking the Ad...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long are you taking Adderall? It is known that some people experience increased anxiety when taking Adderall ( Dextroamphetamine, Amphetamine). If the excessive stress continues to be problematic and has not settled in few weeks, discuss with your psychiatrist ab...  Read Full »

To stop continuous panic attacks, which drug can be taken other than Clonazepam?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on Klonopin that is Clonazepam prescribed before 14 years for panic attacks and anxiety. I am currently on the 2 mg dosage and taking it four times a day. This is monitored every few months by my family doctor. For the past one week, I have noticed that I have been experienc...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Anxiety and panic disorders are serious disorders and tend to recur.Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug and have good efficacy in controlling the symptoms of anxiety. The drug can control panic symptoms effectively but is not the treatment o...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sudden severe headaches, chest pain, and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering from sudden, severe headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, difficulty in balance and blurring of vision often. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are two possibilities. One is anxiety episodes, and the other one is cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. Do you have any palpitations or...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for occasional breathlessness?

Query: Hello doctor, My son sometimes feels breathlessness. I have consulted the doctor. The doctor asked for chest X-ray and ECG but both are normal. The doctor said that the reports are fine. Please tell the reason and provide the management.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There could be multiple reasons for shortness of breath. Usually, lungs or heart problems. Also, low hemoglobin can cause shortness of breath.Now, firstly, after how much exertion he gets shortness of breath? Is this shortness occurs only during a particular time...  Read Full »

My sex drive was low, and my erection is not hard enough for intercourse. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My height is 5 feet, and my weight is 110 kg. I am married with five children, the oldest is 18 years old, and the youngest is 7 years old. Most of my life suffered from panic disorder, anxiety, and stress. Last year was stressful as my sex drive was low, and I had a weak erection. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Your symptoms can be due to low testosterone. Based on your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you have low total testosterone. Other possible causes are anxiety, Propranolol inta...  Read Full »

Can machine-generated report of EKG be completely relied upon?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. I have been elected for an EKG because I am a pilot and need a medical certificate. I have hypertension that is controlled easily with 10 mg of Propranolol daily and 10 mg of Lisinopril daily. My BP is 117/70 with 66 BPM. There are no symptoms of chest pain or...  Read Full »

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The interpretation you saw was a machine interpretation, and they sometimes drive us crazy. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) is fine. However, get an ECG for final confirmation.   Read Full »

How can hyperthyroidism be effectively treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old man. I have suffered from hyperthyroidism for more than 20 years. I have been to many doctors but I have not got any long-term benefits. They gave me Methimazole, Propranolol, and Cyproheptadine for a while. I put on weight for a while but became skinny again. I need...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report only shows that your thyroid hormones are not controlled. Hyperthyroid patients should control their thyroid. You have to know the appropriate dose of Methimazole 1 mg ...  Read Full »

Will Propranolol help me lower my blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I had hip pain mostly related to sciatic and hip muscle pain. The doctor gave me Methylprednisolone 1000 mg of yesterday. The pain subsided, but blood pressure slightly elevated at 135/75 and heartbeat at 110 to 120. Earlier, it was 125/80, and the heartbeat was at 90 to 95. I feel a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having this tachycardia and hypertension due to the intake of steroids in a high dose. Once when you are off the medicine, your vitals will normalize. There is no need to take any anti-hypertensives. For a fast heart rate, I suggest you take the tablet Metopr...  Read Full »

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