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Review: could Propranolol hydrochloride cause Coughing (Cough)?

Summary: Coughing is found among people who take Propranolol hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 2,516 people who have side effects while taking Propranolol hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Propranolol hydrochloride

Propranolol hydrochloride has active ingredients of propranolol hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 3,351 Propranolol hydrochloride users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,478 Coughing patients)

On Feb, 2, 2015: 2,508 people reported to have side effects when taking Propranolol hydrochloride. Among them, 35 people (1.40%) have Coughing.

Trend of Coughing in Propranolol hydrochloride reports

Time on Propranolol hydrochloride when people have Coughing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coughing0.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Propranolol hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Coughing85.71%14.29%

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Propranolol hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coughing0.00%6.45%0.00%3.23%3.23%22.58%32.26%32.26%

Severity of Coughing when taking Propranolol hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coughing0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Coughing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Coughing0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (7 people, 20.00%)
  2. Hypertension (5 people, 14.29%)
  3. Migraine (4 people, 11.43%)
  4. Anaemia (3 people, 8.57%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (3 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (8 people, 22.86%)
  2. Zocor (7 people, 20.00%)
  3. Fosamax (7 people, 20.00%)
  4. Prilosec (6 people, 17.14%)
  5. Bactrim (6 people, 17.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    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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