Inderal treats high blood pressure and other heart conditions. Do not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor first.

Inderal Overview


Inderal is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, angina (chest pain), pheochromocytoma, and certain types of tremor. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches and to improve survival after a heart attack.

Inderal belongs to a group of drugs called beta blockers. It works to decrease blood pressure, heart rate, and the workload of the heart by blocking beta receptors. The exact way it works for migraine prevention and tremor is unknown.

This medication comes in an extended-release capsule and is usually taken once daily. Inderal can be taken with or without food.

Common side effects include nausea, tiredness, and dizziness or lightheadedness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how it affects you.

*Brand name Inderal tablets are no longer available. Generic versions are made available by several manufacturers.

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  • Angina Pectoris
  • Esophageal And Gastric Varices
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Uses of Inderal

Propranolol is a prescription medication used to treat:

  • high blood pressure
  • angina (chest pain)
  • tremors
  • irregular heart rhythms
  • hypertrophic subaortic stenosis
  • pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys)

It is also used to prevent heart attack and improve survival after a heart attack, and to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.




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Inderal Drug Class

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Side Effects of Inderal

Common side effects include:

  • slow heart rate
  • lightheadedness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • tiredness
  • nausea
  • vomiting

This is not a complete list of propranolol side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.