Inderal LA Side Effects
Although most people have no problems with the medication, side effects are possible with Inderal LA. If reactions do occur, they are usually minor and easy to treat. Common side effects include slow heart rate, short-term memory loss, and low blood sugar. Serious problems that you should report to your doctor right away include unexplained skin rash, chest pain, and difficulty breathing or swallowing.
An Overview of Inderal LA Side Effects
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Inderal® LA (propranolol hydrochloride sustained-release). However, not everyone who takes this medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are far less common, but can still occur.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Inderal LA. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Possible Side Effects of Inderal LA
The available information about possible Inderal LA side effects is based on data from the short-acting version of the medication (Inderal). This is an older medication. As such, there is limited information available about possible side effects. For newer medications, the prescribing information carefully lists the exact percentage for each side effect; this is not the case for older medications like Inderal.
Based on this limited information, some of the possible side effects of Inderal LA include but are not limited to:
- Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- A decrease in blood pressure when going from a lying-down or sitting position to standing
- Vivid dreams
- Short-term memory loss
- Hair loss (see Inderal and Hair Loss)
- Dry eyes (see Inderal LA and Dry Eyes)
- Impotence (see Inderal and Impotence)
- Peyronie's disease.