Propranolol

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 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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. Ritendra Nath Talapatra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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. Ritendra Nath Talapatra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. For the past 160 days, I have been suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan ...  Read Full »

What treatment can be had for severe head to toe muscle twitches?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had muscle twitches from head to toe for 12 months. About four weeks ago, my left thumb started twitching involuntarily, and it would not stop even during sleep. This morning, I felt my right thumb start to pain. My blood tests are clear, and so are my MRI of the brain and spine....  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you feel any kind of weakness or thinning of the limbs? Do you see the twitching or only feel it? Do you feel any tingling sensations in the limbs? Is there any family history of a similar illness? Are there any thyroid function tests done? Do you have any cramps?...  Read Full »

I get anxious when my heart rate becomes fast. Is an echocardiogram sufficient to diagnose my heart rate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female and have been experiencing episodes of fast heart rate for the past four weeks. It happens suddenly, and my heart rate goes up to 165 beats per minute. I have consulted my doctor twice, but he thinks it is anxiety and gave me the tablet Propranolol 80 mg and a...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please stay positive as everything will be alright. An electrocardiogram (ECG) and a Holter monitor test are better than an echocardiogram to diagnose dangerous heart arrhythmias. I suggest you undergo a 24 hour Holter monitor test to know about your arrhythmias. You...  Read Full »

Can Zoloft and Propranolol be taken together?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Zoloft and Inderal and noticed some interaction. I would like that to be explained to me. Is it safe to take both Propranolol oral and Sertraline oral at the same time? Will Propranolol oral increase the level or effect of Sertraline by altering drug metabolism?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Zoloft (Sertraline) and Inderal (Propranolol) are metabolized through same pathway in the liver. Zoloft reduces the metabolism of Inderal resulting in higher levels of Inderal in the body. What that means for you is that the dose of Inderal should be reduced...  Read Full »

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