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If you are experiencing chest pains or a squeezing sensation in your chest, you may have angina. Inderal LA (extended-release) is a beta blocker drug your doctor can prescribe to help relieve this pain. Inderal LA or generic Propranolol LA may also be prescribed to lower your blood pressure if you have hypertension. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
You can help Inderal LA do its job by changing your lifestyle and eating better, being more active, lose weight, and stop smoking. Hypertension, unless severe, shows no symptoms that you are at risk for a heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease so have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Inderal LA is a beta blocker that prevents certain neurotransmitters, epinephrine and norepinephrine, from binding to beta receptors on nerves. This action blocks the neurotransmitters from acting on your heart and blood vessels and causing a contraction that impairs a proper blood flow. Your heart does not need to work as hard to supply oxygenated blood to tissues and other organs so the pressure in your arteries is reduced and blood pressure is lowered. This also relieves the pain you experience during an angina attack.
Inderal LA can also help decrease the number of migraines some people have that can cause them to lose time from work, school, family time, and social events. Migraines are a headache disorder that can cause nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, smells, and even touch. Lying in a darkened room in pain is a terrible existence so talk to your doctor about Inderal LA. This is not a cure for migraines, but can decrease their occurrences when taken regularly.
Ask your doctor if there are any risks if you take Inderal LA while you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. To determine if Inderal LA is safe for you, advise your doctor of other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC or Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements.
Tell your doctor if you smoke or drink alcohol because you could experience increased side effects of Inderal LA. If you are scheduled for a dental or surgical procedure that requires sedation, inform the medical staff that you are taking Inderal LA as you may be asked to stop taking it temporarily before your appointment. Until you know how Inderal LA will affect you, avoid any activities that could be considered unsafe if you are not alert.