InnoPran XL contains propranolol, which has been used since 1964. It is one of the drugs recommended by the World Health Organization used for treatment of different health conditions, such as angina pectoris, hypertension, myocardial infarction, tachyarrhythmia and others.
What Is InnoPran XL?
InnoPran XL is a beta-blocker used for treatment of hypertension. It is able to lower blood pressure, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarctions and primarily strokes. In some patients, this medication should be combined with other drugs to achieve the best clinical results. InnoPran acts by blocking certain natural chemicals in the body that affect the blood vessels and heart.
Each extended-release capsule of InnoPran XL contains 80 mg or 120 mg.
Dosage and Administration
InnoPran XL is taken once a day before going to bed, and the initial dosage of this drug is 80 mg. Depending on the needs of a particular patient, it can be increased up to 120 mg a day. It takes about 2-3 weeks to achieve a full antihypertensive response.
You should swallow the capsules without crushing or chewing it. It is recommended to take this drug at the same time every day. You should keep using it even if you feel better. Do not change the dose of this drug without consulting your healthcare provider. If this medication has been taken for a long time, for instance, by a patient with ischemic heart disease, it should not be stopped suddenly. It takes about 1-2 weeks to stop taking this medication gradually, which is important to reduce potential withdrawal effects. During this period, the condition of the patient should be monitored.
Warning and Precautions
You should not use this medication if it causes any allergic reactions. This drug is not suitable for people with the following health conditions:
Sick sinus syndrome;
Extremely slow heartbeat;
Uncontrolled heart failure;
Shock due to heart problems;
Extremely low blood pressure;
This drug should not be prescribed for people who take mibefradil.
What Side Effects Can It Cause?
It is important to make sure that this medication does not cause any severe side effects, such as:
Swelling of feet or ankles;
Shortness of breath;
Upper stomach pain;
Loss of appetite;
Severe skin reaction.
Common side effects include:
Decreased sex drive;
How to Use It with Other Medications
There are 987 medications that should not be used along with InnoPran XL, including the following:
In order to avoid side effects due to drug interaction, you should always consult your healthcare provider regarding the use of any drug along with InnoPran XL.