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Beta Blockers

PROPRANOLOL

CLASSIFICATION : BETA BLOCKERS

  • It decreases heart rate, force of contraction & cardiac output. On prolonged administration BP gradually falls in hypertensives but not in normotensives.
INDICATIONS :
  • Hypertension
  • Angina pectoris
  • Cardiac arrhythmias,
  • Post M I
  • Tachycardia
  • migraine
  • anxiety
DOSAGE :
  • 10 mg B.D. to 160 mg Q.I.D (Average 40-160mg/day)
CONTRA INDICATIONS :
  • Obstructive (COPD) (ashmatics).
  • Partial or complete heart block
  • C.H.F
  • Acute M.I
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Digitalis & verapami therapy
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS :
  • Impaired renal & hepatic functions
  • Pregnancy,
  • Cardica failure
  • Myocardial insufficiency
  • Reduced cardiac reserve
SIDE EFFECTS :
  • Tiredness

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