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What is Propranolol (Inderal)?


Propranolol (Inderal) is in a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure or fast heartbeat and can also be used to treat migraine headaches or hemangiomas. It can be given as a tablet, liquid, long-acting capsule and can also be given as an injection.

Special Instructions

  • Give this medicine only as directed by your child's doctor. Do not stop administering this medication unless told to stop by your child's doctor.
  • Ask your child's doctor or pharmacist before giving any over-the counter (OTC) medicines.
  • Make sure your child's doctor knows if your child has asthma or diabetes.
  • Give this medication to your child to take at the same time every day with food.
  • Do not chew or crush the sustained release capsules. They should be swallowed whole.
  • Mix the liquid form of this medication with water or juice before giving to your child.
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at 513-636-5111, or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor right away.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

If Your Child Misses a Dose

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and / or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

Possible Side Effects of Medication

  • Feeling dizzy or confused
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Cold hands or feet
  • Sleep problems

Call Your Child's Doctor If:

Call your child's doctor right away if your child has trouble breathing, or if he or she has a severe headache or skin rash.

Last Updated 08/2022

Reviewed By Sarah Stiehl, Pharmacist