INDERAL Reviews

Average Rating: 3.6 (245 Ratings)

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 4  extreme headaches easily get fast heartbeat wheezing get up in the night heartburn vivid dreams can't exercise for a long time my headaches got a lot better in that department but still side affects.(40 grams 1 each night) F 10 3 months
1/2/2009
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 4  Basilar Migraine Tireness, fatigue, weight gain!! Some depression, but it may stem from the fatigue and weight gain, I have gained at least 25 pounds since starting this drug. This drug has helped my migraines, although the side effects have been many, most of have dissapated over time except the fatigue. I have titrated up to 80 mgs since I started taking it due to migraines increasing and hope that I will not have to go any further up the chain, I am considering not taking it anymore just to see if my metabolism gets jump started, I often feel like a prisoner in my own body. F 47 2 years
12/22/2008
 2  for migraines Extreme nausea and fatigue with periods of dizziness. I was started on 20 mg twice a day, but ended up titrating the dosage down to 10 mg once daily due to extreme nausea and weight loss. I am now off and researching other Beta Blockers. Inderol was not for me. F 14 2 weeks
12/14/2008
 4  Essential tremors/Migraines None when taking 60-80 mg once per day along w/other meds to prevent migraines. Have taken for about 2 years. Recently diagnosed with essential tremors and Neurologist doubled dose to 80mg twice a day about 2 weeks ago. Extremely tired. Tremors greatly reduced. Before was having trouble writing and using mouse for computer. Now much easier, but hope exhaustion goes away as body adjusts to higher dose. I had taken topomax initially to prevent migraines-- hated it-- made me STUPID!!!! It's also used for tremors and I'll avoid it at all costs. Some concern about keeping essential tremors in check-- read that they normally increase with age. Have them in hands/lower arms as well as legs. Anyone else have this type of tremor???? M 50 2 years
11/10/2008
 1  high blood pressure HORRIBLE DEBILITATING TIREDNESS. After a yr of taking 10mg/2x per day, HBP was rising, so MD increased dosage to 60 mg timed-release/once per day. Most horrific drug experience of my life. Became a zombie, demonic nightmares most nites for first time in life; all drives, inc sexual, disappeared. Couldn't work, think, be sexual, plan anything, lost interest in everything. 8 hrs sleep no longer enough. After 60 days not being able to get out of bed most days, went back to 10 mg/2 x per day. Immediate relief, but mind still fogs out. Creativity still diminished; feet/hands still go numb, dizziness, constipation, graphic nightmares still a problem. Is this the only med's the prof's can come up with for HBP?? What a joke. For the 60 days on increased dosage, I suffered DEBILITATING HORRIFIC symptoms with no warning from MD. I'm shocked to read ALL my NEW symptoms listed in many other postings by people who aren't necessarily attributing their symptoms to this medicine. I'm shocked to read just how many people are being putting through this hell too for a solution for migraines, not HBP!! Why is the medical community putting us through this? After reading what I have, I'm going back to my MD and making him answer a lot of questions, first off, why did he tell me he hadn't heard of my symptoms until now considering they seem pretty commonplace on these message boards! I want to emphasize that until I was put on this medicine, I had NEVER suffered from any of the (new) side effects at any other time in my life! F 49 60 days
11/4/2008
 5  Migraine fatigue, shortness of breath, some insomnia -- side effects went away. I take 40 mg twice a day. When I first started taking it I started by breaking it half. I thought that the 40 was too strong.. I would feel sort of some strange sensation in my chest. If I walked much at all-- even from the parking lot into the car-- I would feel really tired. I was so hesitant to keep taking it and the migraines were still happening.. then after about 2 weeks I decided just to try it full on, I decided I would take the full dose until my follow up appointment. The side effects went away in time. It really took about 4 more weeks before I realized it was helping my migraines and also my daily headaches. I now don't notice any side effects, my body must have adjusted. I recommend it, but give it a long time to start working! F 35 3 months
10/30/2008
 1  mitral valve prolaps, palpitations I have taken Inderal two different times for the same reason.The first time I did not have any problems and only took it for a short time. The scond time I took it I had terrible side affects that my Dr. and pharmasist said were unlike the effects of this dru. Basically I wanted to crawl out of my skin. I has hot and cold flashes, epetitive thoughts similar to OCD that persisted for years after stopping INDERAL. I also had severes panic attacks. I had to go off after a couple of weeks. No one could explain the strange reaction and even told me I was exagerating which was very frustrating. Will never take this again, or anything in this class of drugs, even though I need the benefits it may be able to produce. So scarey that it triggered years of fears regarding taking any medication again. F 44 2 weeks
10/8/2008
 5  migraine Lethargy, weight gain, high cholesterol and triglycerides, vivid dreams I've taken Inderal for 15 years to prevent daily classic migraines with visual aura. I could not function without this med but have had to increase dosage over the years from 60mg LA QD to about 100mg LA QD at present (I remove graines from capsules to reduce dosage). Now my cholesterol and TGs are very high and I suspect beta-blocker because my diet is healthy - low fat and low carb. I recently added 300mg CQ-10 QD and it helps greatly with the brain fog and lethargy and prevented the necessity to increase dosage of inderal again. Anyone changed from long-term inderal to topamax?? F 62 15 years
10/6/2008
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 5  generalized anxiety disorder Euphoria (believe it or not!) Maybe if you have a constant prevailing sense of impending doom from anxiety, it's nice not to have it anymore... I am an MD and I am seeing a psychiatrist who believes in "better living through chemistry". Tell me about Polly Pharmacy, doctor, is she pretty? Of all the drugs I have taken (and I've been on prozac since 1993) to control my depression and horrible pervasive anxiety, besides the prozac, Inderal has been a wonder drug. I know I'm off the bell curve here, but of trileptal, ativan, xanax, clonipine, cymbalta and, god help us, modafanil at $10 a pill, this cheap ancient drug has helped me more than anything. I take it PRN, 10-20 mg one to three times a day, and I feel calm and rational. I think it is best for people who have very high resting sympathetic tone (those of us who sweat, yell, and think that 5 days is way too long to wait for a gun permit). Also, as a benfit, my blood pressure, which tends to run high, is much better (I went to a blood drive yesterday and I was down to 125/65) M 49 5 weeks
10/5/2008
 3  ANXIETY/PANIC/HIGH BP/ARRYTHMIA NO REAL NEGATIVE SIDES YET. SLIGHT DROWSINESS. MAYBE SLIGHT LOSS OF MEMORY, OR MORE LIKE, LESS OBSESSING ABOUT PAST THOUGHTS. TOTALLLY HELPS CONCENTRATION AND PHYSICAL EASE. I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM GAD AND PD SINCE I WAS 18. ITS HEREDITARY. I HAVE MANAGED TO 'GET BY' UNTIL RECENTLY WITHOUT MEDICATION. I HAVE BEEN GETTING TERRIBLE BOUTS OF ARRYTHMIA WHICH LAST 5-10 SECONDS, ALONG WITH THE USUALLY PVC'S. MOST LIKELY FROM THE ADRENALINE THAT MY BODY RELEASES ALL OF THE TIME. I HAVE ALSO ALWAYS BEEN TOLD I HAVE MILD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE,(125-130/85-90) BUT I ATTRIBUTE THAT TO ANXIETY MORE THAN CARDIAC OR CIRCULATORY ISSUES. I EXERCISE 4-5 TIMES A WEEK, HAVE 9 PERCENT BODY FAT AND AM AN ATHLETE. MY DOC PRESCRIBED ME .05MG XANAX AND 10MG INDERAL, PRN (AS NEEDED). IN COMBINATION, THEY WORK GREAT! I AM A POLICE OFFICER AND I TAKE THEM BEFORE TESTIFYING AT TRIALS, MEETINGS, AND OTHER INTENSE EVENTS. I ALSO TAKE IT BEFORE FLYING, WHICH I AM TERRIFIED OF, AND IT HELPS, BUT I DONT THINK I TOOK ENOGUH INDERAL BECAUSE MY NOR-EPENEPHRINE STILL KICKED IN AND I ALMOST HAD AN ATTACK. I USUALLY ONLY TAKE 10-20 MG'S AS NEEDED, BUT I STARTED TO TAKE 20-30 MG'S EVERY DAY WIT M 33 6 months
10/4/2008
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 5  migraine marked physical tiredness, short term memory reduction. It works very well having reduced my 3 migraines per week to about one per month. I am a medical dr. myself. M 41 8 months
9/17/2008
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 3  migraine/pre-hypertension Extreme nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea, sleepiness While it has lowered my BP to acceptable levels, I still get migraines. I sleep fitfully for up to 12-13 hours and have a hard time staying awake during the day in addition to side effects I have already mentioned. Dosage 80mg extended release once daily. Side effects outweigh usefullness of drug for me. F 30 5 days
9/1/2008
 5  anxiety none has been working at 20mg, no side effects so far. M 40 1 months
8/13/2008
 5  migraine Tiredness the first week only. Feet tend to go to sleep if I sit on them. Ive had migraines for 37 years. Taking too many Triptans...Migraines starting 3/4 times a week. Though I dont like taking this drug, I am extreemly relieved that I now am migraine free for the first time in my life. I have my life back and can feel like a real person. F 56 14 days
8/4/2008
 1  Migraine Prevention I can't concentrate or think clearly. I can't remember anything, I am so exhausted I sleep 14 hours a day and still take a nap. I can't do my job because I can't think clearly or remember what I was doing. Migraines haven't stopped. I took this drug from 6/25 - 7/21. It is now 8/1 and I am still experiencing the side effects. Will it ever go away?? F 28 3 weeks
8/1/2008
 5  anxiety stage fright slow heart beat only 10 mg a day M 61 20 years
7/30/2008
 5  Slight Tremor Decreased heart rate, lowering of blood pressure, calmness Inderal is wonderful! It truly works for those of us who have stage fright and tremors...I take 20mg of it up to three times a day for shakiness. I also take .5mg Klonopin twice a day, 20mg of Geodon twice a day, and 36mg of Concerta in the morning. F 17 6 months
7/28/2008
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 5  arrythmias and taccachardia Normal heart rate and rhythm (from 120-200 beats/minute to 69 beats/minute) but weight gain and exhaustion. I was always so very under weight I tried every method to gain without success. I began taking Inderal (120 mg LA) due to heart arrhythmias and rapidly gained 35 pounds (that was more than 20 years ago). Once I gained the weight, I remained stable (weight-wise), but now, I would love to lose 15 pounds and can't. I eat much less than I did when I was trying to gain (I now consume about 1800 calories/day as opposed to 3500 prior to inderal) and stay at a consistent 160 lbs (I am a woman 5 feet 8 inches). I would love to lose even 10 pounds, and can not. I do have VIVID dreams....sometimes nightmare-like, but I rather enjoy this aspect of the drug. Perhaps Steven King could write an even more graphic and horrific novel if he stayed on a consistent regime of Inderal....who knows......maybe that's his secret!!!!!!! F 55 25 years
7/24/2008
 1  borderline high BP/ migraines THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL DRUG. I THOUGHT I WAS PREGO AGAIN. I AM MISERABLY TIRED. AM DRINKING A POT OF COFFEE TO NO AVAIL. I CANNOT get out of bed to care for my 3 and 4 year old boys. This is awful. HORRIBLE and violent dreams. I have NEVER remembered my dreams. Now, last night I saw the devil in silk, red boxers who wanted to turn me to the dark side. My husband say I was screaming I LOVE GOD. Have only been taking this for a few weeks. I AM STOPPING THIS. It is like taking acid (although I never have). I am tired all day long. My kids are just looking at me like what is wrong with you mom? This is it. DRUGS ARE NOT THE ANSWER FOR ME. 2 weeks
7/24/2008
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 5  Migraine Wake up during the night totally disorientated - where I am even what is around me, goes away after few seconds. Intense dreams that wake me up. Slight decrease in libido. I take Inderal 40mg twice a day and this controls the frequent severe migraines I used to experience. This drug works for me and I can live with the side effects I experience. M 30 2 years
7/22/2008
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