The dosing for Bedranol differs for each indication it is used for. When used for anxiety, Bedranol doses are typically 10mg to 40mg. Some people use these medications as needed for certain events that cause them anxiety. When this is the case, they might just take Bedranol 30 minutes to one hour before the event. Other people take Bedranol for more generalized anxiety. These people may benefit from scheduled dosing, such as Bedranol twice daily, every day.
Who Should Take Bedranol for Anxiety?
Bedranol is usually recommended to people who suffer from anxiety disorders to help relieve the symptoms. Studies on Bedranol have shown that the drug can effectively alleviate symptoms like uncontrolled trembling, blushing or shaking, increased heartbeat, fear of talking in front of a mass of people, muscle tension, sweating, and other symptoms associated with anxiety. However, it must be understood that the administration of Bedranol to relieve anxiety symptoms would be effective only in case of performance anxiety and stage fright. The effect of Bedranol in alleviating symptoms of other types of anxiety disorders is very low or even nil. Bedranol is only a temporary solution to the symptoms and cannot be considered as a treatment of the actual psychological condition.
Apart from treatment of anxiety symptoms, the drug is also prescribed to patients suffering from various diseases or ailments of the heart, respiratory disorders, aggressive behavior, phobia, etc. Irrespective of the condition for which Bedranol needs to be taken, a doctor’s prescription is necessary before you start a course of the drug.
Bedranol with Food
Food can enhance the levels of Bedranol in your body. You shoud take Bedranol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Bedranol. Bedranol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Bedranol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). It is also used to prevent angina (chest pain), migraine headaches, and to improve survival after a heart attack. Bedranol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems. In addition to taking medication, making lifestyle changes will also help to control your blood pressure. These changes include eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes most days, not smoking, and using alcohol in moderation.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- Allergic reactions. Symptoms can include:
- skin rash
- swelling of your face, lips, or tongue
- Breathing problems
- Changes in blood sugar
- Cold hands or feet
- Nightmares or trouble sleeping
- Dry, peeling skin
- Muscle cramps or weakness
- Slow heart rate
- Swelling of your legs or ankles
- Sudden weight gain
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we can not guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
Bedranol oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Bedranol are listed below.
COMMON BRAND(S): Inderal
GENERIC NAME(S): Bedranol
Do not stop using this drug without first consulting your doctor. Your condition may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped, especially if you have chest pain (angina) or heart disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, high blood pressure). If your doctor decides you should no longer use this drug, you must gradually decrease your dose according to your doctor's instructions.
When gradually stopping this medication, it is recommended that you temporarily limit physical activity to decrease strain on the heart. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop: worsening chest pain, tightness/pressure in the chest, chest pain spreading to the jaw/neck/arm, unusual sweating, trouble breathing, or fast/irregular heartbeat.
This medication is a beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, shaking (tremors), and other conditions. It is used after a heart attack to improve the chance of survival. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches and chest pain (angina). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Preventing chest pain can help improve your ability to exercise.
This drug works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body (such as epinephrine) that affect the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
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Bedranol is prescribed to treat a number of different conditions. If you are unsure why you are taking it, speak with your doctor.
The most common side-effects are feeling tired, cold hands and feet, disturbed sleep, and stomach upset.
You shouldn’t take these drugs with Bedranol. Doing so increases the amount of these drugs in your blood. This can increase your risk of side effects. Examples of these drugs include:
Which drugs or supplements interact with Bedranol?
Calcium channel blockers and digoxin (Lanoxin) can lower blood pressure and heart rate to dangerous levels when administered together with Bedranol. Bedranol can mask the early warning symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and should be used with caution in patients receiving treatment for diabetes. Bedranol reduces the metabolism of thioridazine (Mellaril), increasing the concentration of thioridazine in the body and potentially causing abnormal heartbeats.
What Is Bedranol ( Vasostrict, ADH) and How Does It Work?
Bedranol is a beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, shaking (tremors), and other conditions. It is used after a heart attack to improve the chance of survival. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches and chest pain (angina). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Preventing chest pain can help improve your ability to exercise.
Bedranol works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body (such as epinephrine) that affect the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
Bedranol has also been used to control symptoms of anxiety or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
The oral formulation of Bedranol is used for infants and children to treat a certain benign tumor (proliferating infantile hemangioma). It helps to shrink the tumor.
Bedranol is available under the following different brand names: Inderal, Inderal LA, InnoPran XL, and Hemangeol.
When taken with warfarin, Bedranol can increase the amount of warfarin in your body. This may cause an increase in how long you bleed from any wound. Your warfarin dosage may need to be changed if you take these drugs together.
Generic Name: Bedranol (pro PRAN oh lol)Brand Names: Hemangeol, Inderal LA, Inderal XL, InnoPran XL, Inderal
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Dec 9, 2018.