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Review: could Inderal cause Vertigo (Dizziness)?

Summary: Vertigo is found among people who take Inderal, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Inderal la, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 9,289 people who have side effects while taking Inderal from FDA and social media. Among them, 430 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Inderal

Inderal has active ingredients of propranolol hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 9,873 Inderal users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 164,725 Vertigo patients)

On Jan, 15, 2015: 9,289 people reported to have side effects when taking Inderal. Among them, 442 people (4.76%) have Vertigo.

Trend of Vertigo in Inderal reports

Time on Inderal when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vertigo16.22%18.92%10.81%13.51%16.22%21.62%2.70%

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Inderal * :

FemaleMale
Vertigo85.97%14.03%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Inderal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.00%0.00%0.90%3.14%17.94%12.11%23.09%42.83%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Inderal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo7.14%64.29%28.57%0.00%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (64 people, 14.48%)
  2. Migraine (51 people, 11.54%)
  3. Hypertension (47 people, 10.63%)
  4. Pain (40 people, 9.05%)
  5. Anxiety (33 people, 7.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Inderal la (100 people, 22.62%)
  2. Xanax (57 people, 12.90%)
  3. Klonopin (54 people, 12.22%)
  4. Aspirin (54 people, 12.22%)
  5. Nexium (51 people, 11.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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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
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  • Can urinary retention cause severe dizziness and lightheartedness?
    I had a kidney infection for 1.5 months diagnosed in August this year it took 2 lots of antibiotics to kick it but now I am left with SEVERE urinary retention I had a cystoscopy which only lasted for 24 hours it was done when I was awake so I think that it wasn't very affective by the next morning I was again in agony with lower back pain and pain around my kidneys. I had to swap consultants I am seeing my new one tomorrow but now I am suffering with severe urinary retention I pass urine 1-2 times a day I try to go if my bladder feels full I can be sat on my toilet for 20 mins and its just a few drops so I get bad lower stomach pain too from the pressure as I cannot go properly. My consultant gave me Cefalexin but my GP was very wary giving it to me as I am only 24 years old and they don't usually give it to women.

    Does urinary retention cause bad dizziness and how can I help the symptoms because the back and kidney pain along with the lower stomach pain keeps me up for most of the night I am getting about 4-5 hours sleep I work as a nanny so I am constantly feeling exhausted

    Thank you
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    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).

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  • The dizziness comes by episodes: 2 of one week each, at an interval of 3 years

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • My doctor thought I maybe had an infection so he gave me some antibiotics. I have had this fever and overall feeling of being unwell for over a month. The antibiotics have done nothing and I'm not sure how much longer my body can take this. I'm only on 50mg, but it hasn't even made a tiny dent in my depression and anxiety. The constantly feeling feverish and sick plus no sleep is killing me.

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  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • severe vertigo for about 2 years.stress makes it worse.if i can keep my head still and dont move or lean my head backwards it will stop.Has lasted for 2 or 3 weeks at a time.Been so bad that i couldnt even walk.

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    Happyseniorchic on May, 1, 2014:

    I wanted to comment on the lady over 60 that complained about Vertigo. My experience was very similar to the lady who stated she learned a maneuver to help with her vertigo. My ENT put me through a series of balance tests. I failed all the tests and was diagnosed with Mineers disease. This is very much like vertigo but your inner ear canals and sinuses do not completely get rid of mucus or fluid that builds up. Finally after many years I was able to get on a diuretic,that works at deceasing the amount of fluid that builds up in my ear canals. There are little ear filters, much like hair like that are suppose to be able to reset with an adjustment. Mine situation was much different. Hopefully those people who read this will get advice from an ENT and allow them to further test you. There is also a shot that my ENT gives me yearly to cut down the accumulation of fluid in the ears. I forgot to add that with the accumulation of fluid in my ear canals I did not recover from a cold. Instead one night I fell under my bed and received a concussion. I was Hospitalized for one week due to the severe infection in both ears.

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