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Review: Propranolol and Milk Thistle





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Propranolol and Milk Thistle together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Propranolol and Milk Thistle. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 23 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Propranolol hydrochloride has active ingredients of propranolol hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine. (view latest outcomes from 3,322 users)

Milk thistle has active ingredients of milk thistle. It is often used in fatty liver. (view latest outcomes from 560 users)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 23 people who take Propranolol Hydrochloride, Milk Thistle are studied

Propranolol Hydrochloride, Milk Thistle outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Propranolol Hydrochloride (propranolol hydrochloride)
- Milk Thistle (milk thistle)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Propranolol Hydrochloride is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Milk Thistle is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/aPyrexiaHepatic Neoplasmn/aShort-term Memory LossMuscle MassShort-term Memory LossMelaena
Hepatic NeoplasmPyrexiaUrethral PainAsthenia
PancytopeniaPancytopeniaDiarrhoea
Marrow HyperplasiaPoikilocytosisGastric Ulcer
PoikilocytosisSplenomegalyAnaemia
SplenomegalyMarrow HyperplasiaUpper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
Bone Marrow FailureAscitesDecreased Appetite
AnisocytosisAnisocytosisAbdominal Pain Lower
CirrhosisBone Marrow FailureBedridden
Enlarged SpleenParosmia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Propranolol Hydrochloride is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Milk Thistle is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FatigueAnaemia
Abdominal DistensionMelaena
AstheniaGastric Ulcer
Mobility DecreasedUpper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
ParosmiaColitis
BedriddenAbdominal Pain Lower
Decreased AppetitePancytopenia
RetchingVomiting
DysgeusiaDiarrhoea
Haemoglobin DecreasedHepatic Neoplasm

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Propranolol Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a
Milk Thistle is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aCirrhosisHepatic CirrhosisAntipsychotic Drug Level Increasedn/aParosmiaGastric Ulcer
Enlarged SpleenPyelonephritisMuscle MassMobility DecreasedUpper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
Streptococcal BacteraemiaAbdominal Pain LowerAsthenia
Renal Failure AcuteDysgeusiaAnaemia
SinusitisRetchingFatigue
Hepatitis CDecreased AppetiteAbdominal Discomfort
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionBedriddenUrticaria
MelaenaEczema
DiarrhoeaHaemoglobin Decreased
PancytopeniaHaematochezia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Is there a published study that shows propranolol can cause shortness of breath and chest tightness?
    I am a pharmacy student in his final year on rotation at the VA Memorial Hospital. While working up a patient I noticed she has called many times complaining of "panic attacks" stating that she can't breath and has chest tightness. Over the previous two week I also noticed she has been to the ER for these same symptoms.

    Patient is a 61 year old female, with history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, migraine without aura, and while I don't see a specific diagnosis the patient current has a script for albuterol and at one time had a script for ipratropium. Patient has been a lifelone smoker who quit this past June.

    This patient was diagnosed with migraine headaches in 1986 and has been on propranolol 80mg ever since - 28 years. Interestingly, 1986 was around the time Inderal lost its patent and propranolol became generic.

    The patient served in the army from 1972-1976 during the vietnam war. She has a history of mental health issues (not sure what) and anxiety. I feel she has been "labeled" and current episodes of "panic attacks" are answered with benzodiazapines and she is sent on her way.

    During my first look into propranolol, the very first page said, "Check with your doctor immediately if you have any of the following side effects:
    1)Coughing up Mucus
    2)Shortness of Breath
    3)Tightness in the Chest"

    This caught my attention. I then started probing deeper and found an article written by Dr. Noreen Kassem titled "The Long Term Side Effects of Propranolol." In the article she wrote, "...propranolol and other beta blockers can also worsen breathing disorders, such as emphysema and asthma, because they constrict the air passageways of the lungs and can cause fluid build-up in the lungs. This can result in shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and chest tightness in patients who are on propranolol for long periods of time, or who have respiratory disorders."

    I tried to find Dr. Kassem to no avail. I wanted to know exactly where she got this information. I would like to find some primary literature on this topic but haven't had any luck. I need proof, because as of right now I'm a student being told that "she has been on this agent for 28 years, I doubt it's bothering her now." I'm not buying it and I think something is here.

    -61 year olf lifelone smoker with almost guaranteed declining lung function
    -28 year (chronic) use of propranlol (a non-selective beta blocker)
    -Possible asthmatic
    -Experiencing "shortness of breath" and "Chest tightness" that she and everyone else is called anxiety and/or panic attacks.

    I think the propranolol, while not the cause of these problems, is certainly exacerbating them. Does anyone have proof of this happening; peer reviewed articles, anything. My rotation is done in 2 weeks and I know no one will ever look into this again after I'm gone.

    ps... forgive any typos
  • I am on propranolol 10mg 3tad i now have a stomach bug and have been prescribed vancomycin, is it safe to take both together
    I have a very bad stomach bug, can this be caused by use propranolol, and is it safe and will the vancomycin work, while i am taken propranolol
  • Should i go to the emergency room for severe leg pain. i'm taking propranlol (1 answer)
    Extremely soar legs. Soar throat, swollen thyroid, and headache.;
  • Propranolo & pregabalin - do they produce heart troubles? my meds mix has
    Being on zopiclone 75mg (sleep med) gave me terrible poly/firbomyalgia, which I was then prescrbed pregabalin to aleviate pains and anxiety, and the propranolo to help with the same. On day one of propranolo I had a medium heart attack like event, within 24hrs had a large attack and became hospitalised. But vital signs and chest xray, blood tests, then showed 'normal'. But since then have had several more (almost one or more a month) heart attacklike events, hospitalisation, etc, but still being told all 'normal'. But now I've met someone who has told me they had similar heart issues and were told professionally for years his vital signs were normal : he now has a tripple-heart-bypass. I keep being told the angina like symtoms I have are anxiety realted - "only". But when I look at the professional descriptions and illustrations of angina, and similar, I see I could have written and drawn those from my own experiences. Hellish! No where to turn to. So I'm stopping the meds now one by one in careful withdrawl - docs don't like it - but I'm convinced my meds are slowly degrading my overall health as they build up into a toxic soup in me. I started this withdrawly after I discovered that - officially - Pregabalin (a calcium ?minimiser) and Propranolol (a beta blocker) should not be taken together in case they cause heart malfunctions... shame my doctors didn't know that.... before they let me take them for 8 months!!!!!!
  • Is it safe to take propranolol with korean ginseng?
    Is it safe to take Propranolol with Korean Ginseng?

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  • Transition from mirtazapine to cymbalta (bipolar ii) 6 week duration taken in conjunction with seroquel, propranalol and implanon
    In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.

    My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.

    I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).

    I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.

    I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.

    I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.

    My Psychiatrist will commence titrating me off the Seroquel in about two weeks and onto Topamax as it is his belief it will be less sedating than the Seroquel and that it will hopefully help as a mood stabiliser, treat my migraines and allow me to come off the Propranolol. he also hopes that I am able to loose some of the weight gained since the sleep paralysis episodes started.

    As a side note regarding the Propranolol, I have naturally low blood pressure and I find while Propranalol is generally an effective migraine prophylactic, (I do get some breakthrough migraines) it does make my blood pressure even lower which leads to dizziness and faintness when I stand up too quickly from a recumbent position.
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    The orthostatic BP started in mid April, I was only dizzy upon wakening then it would subside. I have never been a big breakfast eater so I started doing that. We were in Disney later in April and I was extremely fatigued, to the point of not wanting to walk, Disney would be the first time I passed out when getting dizzy. I of course said I had gotten too warm and was exhausted from work the previous week. The dizziness continued in the mornings & I passed out several more times. On May 1st, I passed out while putting my make-up on and hit my eye on the faucet and head on the tile floor, despite that I went to work thinking it would subside, it didn't. I went to the ER directly after work. They ran a B-met on me and my GFR was 11 and creatinine 3.95. They admitted me to a larger hospital for evaluation. While in there, they pumped me with fluids continuously, saying I had severe dehydration. My kidney function improved, my creatinine levels went back down to 1.34. After 5 days I was discharged and told to see a cardiologist and endo. The endo doc cancelled my appointment on the basis it was not his area. I had had a cortisol and ACTH testing which I guess was normal. I saw the cardiologist, who said it wasn't cardio. I had had an echocardiogram in the hospital and EKG monitoring. Cardio sent me to neurology, the PNRN did a basic neurological exam and drew blood for disease markers such as Lupus, sjorgens, hepatitis, ect. All disease markers came back negative, but my GFR was at 11 again and creatinine was 4.25, BUN 50 along with an elevated ACE level. They called me and said I sarcoidosis. I really don't have any of the primary S/S of this autoimmune disease. I don't know where to go from here, they are referring me to another neurologist at a bigger hospital. I can't live my normal life, can't walk on my feet due extreme pain and I pass out at least 2x a week, which is not good for my old body. My BP upon laying and sitting runs like 117/72, upon standing it drops to like 70/50-50/30. I am on 0.1 mg of florinef, I tried increasing it but then my legs swelled up for a gain of 23#. I talked to Mayo Clinic today and all there specialists are booked out thru December. I have to be able to work, I can't stay home any longer than September 8th! Please advise me!
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    One year ago, after being on Lyrica for 5 years, I developed extreme tooth sensitivity. It came on very quickly to one tooth, then quickly spread to all of my top front 6 teeth and now the rest of my teeth are sensitive too. When I say sensitive, I mean that I can't even bite a banana using my front teeth!!! I ended up having root canals on my top front 4 teeth and then had to have two of them pulled because even after the root canals, they were extremely sensitive to any sort of touch at all!!! I now have implants for those two teeth and yet the sensitivity continues in the rest of my teeth. The dentist, endodontist, periodontist and family physician can find nothing 'physically' wrong. My gums are healthy. I feel that it is somehow nerve related and that there has been some damage done. I can not even form words properly because my tongue hits the back of my front teeth as I talk (which is normal), but even THAT causes me pain. I have to constantly use Tylenol and Advil (although they really don't give me any relief.) I have gone through no less than 20 tubes of Orajel and Ambesol in the past year. It is pretty much the only thing that gives me any sort of relief. It has completely affected my quality of life, (as if the reason I needed the Lyrica in the first place didn't already do that enough!!) I am confident that it is the Lyrica as I can find no other literature on the Propranolol causing any side effects such as this. I am a very fit, active lady. I happen to have P.O.T.S which is why I am on the Beta Blocker and Lyrica in the first place. I sure hope that if I stop taking the Lyrica, the sensitivity will decrease. At this rate, I'm going to lose all of my teeth! Incidentally, two of my otherwise healthy teeth now feel wiggly as well! Up until recently, I had only typical, age related dental issues. My dentist is perplexed as to what is going on with me. This is so frustrating!
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    MY MIGRAINES AND TENSION HEADACHES WENT AWAY!!!
    As horrible as they were, and as bad as I have prayed for them to go away, I did not even notice that I didn't have the excruciating headaches anymore!!
    I stopped taking the chantix and the headaches gradually came back but it took me awhile to make this correlation. Once I did, I started taking the chantix again. it started working immediately... taking the migraines and neck pain away again! Now, I can take 1/2 of a pill every other day and that seems to keep the migraines away! There are side effects and I don't know if it would work for everyone but it sure worked for me!
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