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Propranolol sustained-release is commonly used to relieve angina, control high blood pressure, prevent migraines, and treat other conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. Part of a class of drugs called beta blockers, this medication is effective at decreasing heart rate, the heart's workload, and systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Side effects include weight gain, dry eyes, and depression.

What Is Propranolol Sustained-Release?

Propranolol hydrochloride sustained-release (Inderal® LA) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of medicines called beta blockers. There is also an immediate-release form called Inderal® (propranolol).
 
(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.)
 
(Click Inderal to learn more about the immediate-release form.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with propranolol sustained-release. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. If side effects do occur, they are often minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
(Click Propranolol Sustained-Release Side Effects to learn more, including the less common but more serious problems to look out for.)
 
You can read about other possible side effects for Inderal and propranolol sustained-release in the following eMedTV articles:
 
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