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An awareness of propranolol sustained-release warnings and precautions can help identify situations in which the drug should not be taken. Conditions to discuss with your doctor before beginning treatment include depression, glaucoma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. People who should not take the drug include those with a slow heartbeat, asthma, or allergies to it.
Propranolol Sustained-Release: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking propranolol hydrochloride sustained-release (Inderal® LA) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, a history of heart attack, or irregular heart rhythm
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
- A slow heart rate
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver failure
- Raynaud's phenomenon or other circulation problems
- A blood vessel disease
- Any allergies, including allergies to other beta blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.