What Are the Side Effects of Betablockers and Why Prescribed for Cerebral Aneurysm?

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Diagnosed and confirmed two cerebral aneurysms - coiling and or clipping not recommended. Prescribed inderal la-80 reduced to inderal 40. What side effects will be expected from inderal?  Am 56 years old, what life expectancy .
asked Mar 6, 2012 by anonymous

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, can increase your risk of an aneurysm. The force of the blood against the walls of your arteries can stretch part of a wall until it bulges outward (an aneurysm), particularly if the artery is already diseased.

If you’re diagnosed with an aneurysm, the goal of treatment is to prevent it from rupturing (bursting) or putting pressure on the surrounding organs. This includes controlling high blood pressure, often through blood pressure medication (known as antihypertensive drugs).

Inderal tablets 40mg contain the active ingredient propanolol hydrochloride, which is a beta-blocker that blocks the action of adrenaline to slow heart rate and relax blood vessels, among other actions.

The most common side effects reported while taking Inderal tablets 40mg include: tiredness, dizziness, sleep disturbances or nightmares, hair loss, mood changes or confusion, dry eyes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain.

This drug may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid tobacco use.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: shortness of breath, blue fingers/toes, swelling ankles/feet, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression), numbness/tingling of arms/legs, very slow heartbeat, fainting, decreased sexual ability, unexplained/sudden weight gain, increased thirst/urination.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), aching/swollen joints.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
answered Jan 30, 2013 by kringlelim Diamond Guide (1,191 points)
edited Jan 30, 2013 by kringlelim