Precautions and Warnings With Propranolol/HCTZ
Propranolol/HCTZ may cause dangerously low blood pressure and may not be safe for people who have diabetes, breathing problems, or a history of an electrolyte imbalance. It also may not be safe for women who are pregnant. Understanding these safety precautions with propranolol/HCTZ, as well as certain drug warnings, can help ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking propranolol/HCTZ (Inderide®) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Lung disease, such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Heart problems, such as congestive heart failure (CHF) or angina (chest pain)
- Heart rhythm problems
- A slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (a rare heart condition)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- A history of electrolyte problems, such as low blood sodium or potassium
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Increased activity of the parathyroid gland
- Raynaud's phenomenon or other circulation problems
- Problems urinating
- Plans to have a major surgery
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.