Generic Name:

Propranolol Hydrochloride


Capsule, Tablet

Medication Class:

Beta Blocker

Active Ingredient:

Propranolol Hydrochloride

Pregnancy Category:

Consult your physician (Category C)


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About this medication

Propranolol is the name of the medication. It can come as a capsule or tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called Beta Blocker.

Why is this medication prescribed

This medication helps several conditions: High blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, chest pain, migraines, panic attacks, tremors and more. Ask your physician why he or she gave you

How does it work

Propranolol belongs to a group of medications called Beta blockers. They make your heart beat slower, and with less force. Your blood pressure will go down because the heart pumps less blood through your blood vessels.

How to use it

This medication comes as a pill. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water. Do not chew, break or crush it. Swallow it whole.

What to do if you are pregnant

Tell your physician if you become pregnant. There are not enough studies about this medication in pregnant women. Use the medication during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Last Update: May 13th 2017
Data sources: Label (May 13th 2017), FDA (May 31st 2015)