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Propranolol is used to treat hypertension, Inderal is the common brand name under the drug class called Anti-adrenergics. The recommended dosage of Propranolol is 40 mg  twice/day.
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Basic Medical Information
Common Brand Name Inderal 
Drug Class Anti-adrenergics  vs 29.4% Hypertension Drugs have Anti-adrenergics
Legal Status Prescription Only (s4) (au), Pom (uk), Rx-only (us) 
Possible Side Effects Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Vision Changes, Insomnia, Vivid Dreams, Nightmares 
Precautions & Contraindications Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bradycardia, Sick Sinus Syndrome, Atrioventricular Block, Shock, Severe Hypotension 
Excretion Renal  vs 38.2% Hypertension Drugs have Renal
Dosage, Usage and Forms
Route of Administration Oral, Iv  vs 14.7% Hypertension Drugs have Oral IV
Dosage 40 Mg Twice/day  vs 3% Hypertension Drugs have 40 mg twice/day
Maximum daily dose
200 mg (24.22 mg lower than average)
224.22 mg

Forms Capsule, Suspension, Iv, Tablet  vs 2.9% Hypertension Drugs have Capsule Suspension IV Tablet
Tablet Formulations 10 Mg, 20 Mg, 40 Mg, 60 Mg, 80 Mg 
Capsule Formulations 60 Mg, 80 Mg, 120 Mg, 160 Mg 
IV Solution Formulations 1 Mg/ml 
Oral Suspension 4 Mg/ml, 8 Mg/ml 
Chemical Data
Molecular mass (g/mol)
259.34  (93.18 lower than average)

Half Life (hours)
(6.63 lower than average)

Chemicals Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen 
Formula C16H21NO2  
Melting Point (C)
164  (20.25 lower than average)

Phase (solid/liquid) Solid, Liquid 

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