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Review: Propranolol and Xanax





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Propranolol and Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,547 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)

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,976 users)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 1,547 people who take Propranolol Hydrochloride, Xanax are studied

Propranolol Hydrochloride, Xanax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Propranolol Hydrochloride (propranolol hydrochloride)
- Xanax (alprazolam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Propranolol Hydrochloride is effective28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
66.67%
(6 of 9 people)
50.00%
(9 of 18 people)
83.33%
(10 of 12 people)
81.25%
(13 of 16 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Xanax is effective14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
46.15%
(6 of 13 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
58.33%
(7 of 12 people)
66.67%
(10 of 15 people)
46.67%
(7 of 15 people)
84.62%
(11 of 13 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaAnxietyLipidsDrug Exposure During PregnancyAnxietyMuscle SpasmsCardiac Failure CongestiveAnxiety
InsomniaDepressionArrhythmiaVentricular Septal DefectInsomniaHyperreflexiaChest PainDepression
AstheniaHepatic Neoplasm MalignantNeuromaAtrial Septal DefectPain In ExtremityEyelid PtosisCoronary Artery OcclusionNausea
AnxietyRenal Failure AcuteFoetal Distress SyndromeMental Status ChangesJoint SwellingCoughPain
ConstipationHyponatraemiaRespiratory DistressPollakiuriaAstheniaBlood Cholesterol IncreasedFatigue
Hepatic SteatosisFatigueAnaemiaFatigueDiplopiaAbasiaHeadache
Hepatitis AcuteInappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone SecretionApnoeaLeukocytosisMyalgiaAlopeciaChest Pain
HeadacheDisorientationPulmonary HypertensionAmnesiaDysarthriaApplication Site HaematomaBack Pain
Acute AbdomenArthralgiaRespiratory DisorderCoughGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedAstheniaDyspnoea
Myocardial InfarctionCryingPulmonary Artery StenosisAggressionHyperlipidaemiaFallFall

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Propranolol Hydrochloride is effective53.85%
(28 of 52 people)
68.00%
(17 of 25 people)
Xanax is effective48.15%
(26 of 54 people)
60.00%
(15 of 25 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AnxietyAnxiety
NauseaDepression
DepressionHeadache
PainFatigue
FatigueInsomnia
DyspnoeaNausea
DizzinessCompleted Suicide
FallConfusional State
HeadacheSuicidal Ideation
VomitingBack Pain

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Propranolol Hydrochloride is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
21.43%
(3 of 14 people)
26.47%
(9 of 34 people)
25.00%
(14 of 56 people)
26.53%
(13 of 49 people)
24.00%
(6 of 25 people)
Xanax is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(4 of 16 people)
28.95%
(11 of 38 people)
24.53%
(13 of 53 people)
17.39%
(8 of 46 people)
20.00%
(5 of 25 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetusn/aInsomniaAnxietyDepressionNauseaNauseaPain
Neonatal DisorderPulmonary EmbolismPainHeadacheAnxietyFatigueAnxiety
MalnutritionAnxietyDepressionAnxietyDepressionAnxietyFatigue
Premature BabyDepressionSuicidal IdeationNauseaFatigueDepressionNausea
Sleep DisorderThrombosisInsomniaCompleted SuicideDizzinessAstheniaBack Pain
Cardiac Murmur NosExtrapyramidal DisorderMalaiseDrug Withdrawal SyndromePainHeadacheDiarrhoea
Tremor NeonatalAgitationAgitationArthralgiaHeadacheFallOsteoarthritis
IrritabilityBack PainConvulsionAgitationVomitingVomitingFall
Gastrointestinal DisorderIntracranial Pressure IncreasedInjuryAccidental OverdoseChest PainDyspnoeaDepression
Agitation NeonatalBone DisorderLoss Of ConsciousnessVision BlurredArthralgiaPainMalaise

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • I have been told by my gastroenterologist that i have gastroparesis, what are my treatment options, if any?
    I've had a CT scan and a Gastric Emptying study completed. My stomach is only 35% emptied after 4 hours, it should be at least 90% empty at that point. I have a colonoscopy and esophagealendoscopy scheduled for the first week of the year. What are my treatment options at this point?
  • 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
  • Any information on deaths from taking lyica and high doses of alprazolam (1 answer)
    My Mother was a healthy 89 yr old with no healt issues, she was put on anxiety medicine, which she took regularly. She was also taking Lyric and had just started her Macular degeneration shots. She was prone to bladder infections and we went to the dr. for that, labs showed high calcium, within one week I had to take her to the emergency room, within one day she was on oxygen, within three days she was in the ICU intubated and unresponsive. She remained in ICU for 4 days had renal failure and died two days later.
  • Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
    I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
  • 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

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    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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    Spent several hours outside in partly sunny conditions on Sat. Swelling started a little on Sun. But by Monday my face was ver swollen and red with small bumps most noticeable across the cheeks, nose and area of the forehead where bangs did not cover.
    I have only been using for (6) months.
    Unknown whether to continue this drug or not. It was helping; so I am torn.

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    Ronnie on Apr, 5, 2014:

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On eHealthMe, Propranolol Hydrochloride (propranolol hydrochloride) is often used to treat migraine. Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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