Propranolol (Inderal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Inderal?

propranolo

What is the Trade Name for propranolo?

Inderal

What are the Indications of Propranolol (Inderal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hypertension, angina, arrythmias, cardiomyopathy, alcohol withdrawal, anxiety

What are the Actions of Propranolol (Inderal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

blocks Beta 1 and 2 adrenergic receptors

What is the Therapeutic Class of Propranolol (Inderal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antianginal, antiarrhythimic (class II beta blockers), antihypertensive, headache suppressant

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Propranolol (Inderal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

beta blocker

What are the Nursing Considerations of Propranolol (Inderal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • contraindicated in CHF, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia, heart block
  • monitor hemodynamic parameters (HR, BP)
  • may cause bradycardia, CHF, pulmonary edema
  • masks symptoms associated with diabetes mellitus
  • advise to change positions slowly to prevent orthostatic hypotension
  • instruct patient on how to take blood pressure
  • stopping abruptly may result in life threatening arrhythmias
  • monitor daily intake and output
  • advise patient to notify physician for difficulty breathing

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