Inderal LA 24 HR Extended Release Oral Capsule 80 mg
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- heart attack
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- high thyroid levels
- irregular heart beat
- prevent migraine headaches
- movement disorder
Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.
This medicine may be taken with or without food.
It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
This medicine may cause low blood sugar. It is very important to have regular meals and exercise regularly as instructed by your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience symptoms of low blood sugar.
If you have diabetes, this medicine may hide some signs of low blood sugar, such as fast heartbeat. Check your blood sugar regularly and for other signs of low blood sugar.
Symptoms of low blood sugar may include nausea, shaking, sweating, cold skin, fast heartbeat, hunger, and irritability.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some patients with weak hearts may have worsening of symptoms. If you notice difficulty breathing, weight gain, or swelling of your legs or ankles, let your doctor know right away.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
- bad dreams
- lack of energy and tiredness
- cold hands or feet
- low blood pressure
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- chest pain
- changes in memory, mood, or thinking
- depression or feeling sad
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- slow heartbeat
- pain in the joints
- feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
- pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
- problems with sexual functions or desire
- shortness of breath
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- sudden or unexplained weight gain
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.