What is Inderal?

Inderal is Wyeth Pharmaceutical’s trade name for propranolol, the first successful beta-blocker, which was developed by James W. Black in the 1960s and for which he won the Nobel Prize. Earlier attempts to develop effective beta-blockers had run into problems with carcinogenicity and Black successfully eliminated this problem while at the same time increasing the potency of the drug. It is used to treat tremors, angina pectoris, hypertension, arrhythmia and other cardiovascular conditions. It is also used for the treatment and prevention of heart attack and to reduce the severity of migraine headaches.

Indreal in a boxHow does Inderal work?

As a non-selective beta-blocker, Inderal inhibits both epinephrine and norepinephrine by blocking adrenergic receptors. It also inhibits the norepinephrine transporter and stimulates norepinephrine release. Continue reading Inderal – Beta Blocker for Cardiovascular Diseases