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    Propranolol HCL


    Methyldopa/Beta-Blockers (Nonselective)

    This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

    Medical warning:

    Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

    How the interaction occurs:

    When these two medicines are taken together, your blood vessels may get smaller or tighten.

    What might happen:

    You may experience a severe increase in your blood pressure.

    What you should do about this interaction:

    Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) as soon as possible about taking these two medicines together. If your doctor prescribes these medicines together, you may need to check your blood pressure more often.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.


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    3.McLaren EH. Severe hypertension produced by interaction of phenylpropanolamine with methyldopa and oxprenolol. Br Med J 1976 Jul 31; 2(6030):283-4.

    4.Zehnle CG. Paradoxical hypertension experienced during methyldopa therapy. Am J Hosp Pharm 1981 Nov;38(11):1774-5.

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