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.
- 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.