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Propranolol

POM
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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

a) the control of hypertension;

b) the management of angina pectoris;

c) long term management against re-infarction after recovery from acute myocardial infarction;

d) the control of most forms of cardiac dysrhythmias;

e) the prophylaxis of migraine;

f) the management of essential tremor;

g) relief of situational anxiety and generalised anxiety symptoms, particularly those of somatic type;

h) prophylaxis of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with portal hypertension and oesophageal varices;

i) the adjunctive management of thyrotoxicosis and thyrotoxic crisis;

j) management of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy;

k) management of phaeochromocytoma peri-operatively (with an alpha- blocker).

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