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Common side effects of propranolol sustained-release side effects include nausea, insomnia, and constipation. Side effects that should be reported to your doctor immediately include confusion, unexplained swelling or sudden weight gain, and numbness in the hands or feet. In most cases, any problems a person experiences will be mild and easily treated.
An Overview of Propranolol Sustained-Release Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with propranolol hydrochloride sustained-release (Inderal® LA). However, not everyone who takes it will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate the drug quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or a healthcare provider. Serious side effects are far less common, but can still occur.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with propranolol sustained-release. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of propranolol sustained-release side effects with you.)
(The information in this article applies specifically to Inderal LA and its generic versions. For information about InnoPran XL®, a similar medication, see InnoPran XL.)
Common Side Effects of Propranolol Sustained-ReleasePropranolol sustained-release has been studied extensively in people with many different conditions. In these clinical studies, side effects are always documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, propranolol sustained-release side effects include:
- Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- A decrease in blood pressure when going from a lying-down or sitting position to standing
- Vivid dreams
- Short-term memory loss
- Hair loss (see Inderal and Hair Loss)
- Dry eyes (see Inderal LA and Dry Eyes)
- Impotence (see Inderal and Impotence)
- Peyronie's disease.