Review: could Propranolol hydrochloride cause Forgetfulness (Memory loss)?
Summary: Forgetfulness is found among people who take Propranolol hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression.
We study 2,508 people who have side effects while taking Propranolol hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Forgetfulness. Find out below who they are, when they have Forgetfulness and more.
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Propranolol hydrochloride has active ingredients of propranolol hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 3,334 Propranolol hydrochloride users)
Forgetfulness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,328 Forgetfulness patients)
On Jan, 2, 2015: 2,494 people reported to have side effects when taking Propranolol hydrochloride. Among them, 41 people (1.64%) have Forgetfulness.
Time on Propranolol hydrochloride when people have Forgetfulness * :
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Severity of Forgetfulness when taking Propranolol hydrochloride ** :
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How people recovered from Forgetfulness ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (10 people, 24.39%)
- Sleep disorder (8 people, 19.51%)
- Arthritis (6 people, 14.63%)
- Headache (6 people, 14.63%)
- Pain (4 people, 9.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (10 people, 24.39%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (8 people, 19.51%)
- Lorazepam (8 people, 19.51%)
- Temazepam (7 people, 17.07%)
- Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate (6 people, 14.63%)
* 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)
-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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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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- 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!!!!!!
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faja on May, 31, 2013:
Your complaint shows a complete and fundamental understanding of medicine. Long term usage and fewer problems simply indicates the bodies ability to adapt. Pretty simple really.
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