How my £10,000 therapy inspired a new TV comedy
An ex-Observer journalist on her battle with depression, and the creation of a celebration of women with complicated livesNot long after my 30th birthday – which I spent cry-dancing in a random club with baffled strangers – I went to my GP and was diagnosed with depression. In some ways it was a relief. The feelings of hopelessness, inadequacy, unworthiness and loneliness with which I’d struggled since my teenage years finally had an explanatio n. It was caused by dodgy brain chemistry, serotonin deficiencies. Even better, there was a treatment and it was simple and easy to swallow.For the next five years...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lorna Martin Tags: Mental health Psychology Psychiatry Depression Television Sharon Horgan Source Type: news

Oral Propranolol in the Treatment of Infantile Hemangiomas Oral Propranolol in the Treatment of Infantile Hemangiomas
These guidelines provide consensus recommendations on the treatment of infantile hemangiomas with oral propranolol.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

CV Effects and Hypoglycemia: Is Propranolol Safe for Infants? CV Effects and Hypoglycemia: Is Propranolol Safe for Infants?
A new study examines the safety of propranolol treatment for the most common tumor in children.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Oral Propranolol Seems Safe for Infantile Hemangioma
Good safety profile for children with infantile hemangioma with no prespecified underlying disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Oral Propranolol Seems Safe for Infantile Hemangioma
THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 -- The safety profile of oral propranolol seems to be good for children with infantile hemangioma, according to a study published online May 29 in Pediatrics. Catherine Droitcourt, M.D., from the University of Rennes in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oral Propranolol Safe for Healthy Kids With Infantile Hemangioma Oral Propranolol Safe for Healthy Kids With Infantile Hemangioma
Oral propranolol can be safely used to treat otherwise healthy children with infantile hemangioma, researchers from France report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Propranolol produces short-term facilitation of extinction in a rabbit model of post-traumatic stress disorder - Burhans LB, Smith-Bell CA, Schreurs BG.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a learning-based anxiety disorder with significant public health challenges due to difficulties in treating the complex, multiple symptomology. We have developed an animal model of PTSD, based on Pavlovian eyeblink ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Propranolol Hydrochloride Injection (Propranolol Hydrochloride Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Propranolol May Fill'Dire' Treatment Need for PTSD Propranolol May Fill'Dire' Treatment Need for PTSD
Patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who actively recalled their traumatic event under the influence of propranolol showed a substantial decrease in symptom ratings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Beta-Blockers May Enhance Immunotherapy for Melanoma Beta-Blockers May Enhance Immunotherapy for Melanoma
A chart review study suggests that pan-beta-blockers, such as propranolol, may improve outcomes in metastatic melanoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

{beta}-Arrestin-biased {beta}-adrenergic signaling promotes extinction learning of cocaine reward memory
Extinction learning of cocaine-associated contextual cues can help prevent cocaine addicts from relapsing. Pharmacological manipulation of β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) during extinction learning is being developed as a potential strategy to treat drug addiction. We demonstrated that the extinction learning of cocaine-associated memory was mediated by β-arrestin2–biased but not heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide–binding protein (G protein)–dependent β-adrenergic signaling. We found that administration of the nonbiased β-AR antagonist propranolol, but not the G protein–biased &...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Huang, B., Li, Y., Cheng, D., He, G., Liu, X., Ma, L. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Does acute propranolol treatment prevent posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression in children with burns? - Rosenberg L, Rosenberg M, Sharp S, Thomas CR, Humphries HF, Holzer CE, Herndon DN, Meyer WJ.
This study examined whether acute propranolol treatment prevented posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression in children hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit for large burns. We hypothesized that the prevalence of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Propranolol May Delay Progression of Cutaneous Melanoma Propranolol May Delay Progression of Cutaneous Melanoma
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Propranolol Use Inversely Linked to Melanoma Recurrence
Patients taking propranolol as off - label adjuvant treatment had reduced risk of recurrence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma Drug May Signal'Radical' New Parkinson's Treatment Asthma Drug May Signal'Radical' New Parkinson's Treatment
Drug-repurposing research shows that salbutamol cuts the risk for Parkinson's disease by about a third, while propranolol doubles the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fatal self-poisoning with massive propranolol ingestion in a young male physician - Srettabunjong S.
Suicidal intoxication from massive propranolol ingestion is rare. Surprisingly, no reported cases have involved physicians. The author herein reports a case of self-poisoning death due to ingestion of propranolol by a young male physician. A 31-year-old ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

9 Surprising Reasons You Have A Headache
For Allure, by Cassie Shortsleeve. Headaches have a special kind of way of ruining even the best of days. And it seems just about anything (those super elegant candles you just splurged on, your aunt’s voice, that third glass of wine...) can cause finicky little beasts to start banging tambourines in your brain. If you feel like you have specific headache triggers, you probably do. Most headaches have them, but it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what caused the paint to come on in the first place. “There are probably 1,000 causes of headaches,” says Mark W. Green M.D., director of headache and pain ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pretty Baby: Propranolol for Noncritical IH? Pretty Baby: Propranolol for Noncritical IH?
Dr Graeme Lipper reviews an important study on infantile hemangiomas and discusses a potential new protocol for noncritical cases.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Propranolol: Uses, benefits, and side effects
This article looks at how the drug affects the body and the conditions that it can be used to help treat. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

ANI Pharmaceuticals Acquires Inderal(R) XL and InnoPran XL(R)
BAUDETTE, Minn., Feb. 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("ANI") (ANIP) today announced that it has acquired Inderal® XL from Cranford Pharmaceuticals, LLC and InnoPran XL® from Holmdel Pharm... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Acquisitions ANI Pharmaceuticals, Cranford Pharmaceuticals, Inderal, propranolol (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Propranolol in Angiosarcoma: First Major Advance in Decades Propranolol in Angiosarcoma: First Major Advance in Decades
Promising results in treating advanced angiosarcoma have spawned a collaborative international research effort to assess the effectiveness of adding propranolol to chemotherapy for other cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Common heart drug repurposed to treat rare cancer in Europe
A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission (EC). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Common heart drug repurposed to treat rare cancer in Europe
A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission (EC). The designation signifies that the EC supports the use of a drug to treat patients because of its significant benefit to those living with a rare disease - in this case, soft tissue sarcoma. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Common heart drug repurposed to treat rare cancer in Europe
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission (EC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Inderal (Propranolol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

InnoPran XL (Propranolol Hydrochloride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Inderal XL (Inderal XL Propranolol Hydrochloride Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ECG Screening Before Propranolol in Infants: Yes or No? ECG Screening Before Propranolol in Infants: Yes or No?
A study assesses the cost and yield of obtaining ECGs before staring propranolol treatment of infantile hemangioma.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Inderide (Propranolol Hydrochloride and Hydrochlorothiazide) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 18, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hemangeol (Propranolol Hydrochloride Oral Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Side Effects of Prescription Drugs on the Body
One of the biggest problems with medical drugs is that even when they “fix” a problem, they often create another one. And what do you think the medical industry’s solution for that new problem is? That’s right… another drug. Just look at antidepressants… A solid 10% of Americans take these drugs. So chances you or someone you know is on one…  What are the side effects of antidepressant drugs? They’re supposed to make you happy. But instead of lifting your spirits, these drugs just make you feel numb to everything. They kill your sex drive and can make you fat, suici...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Propranolol Safe for Infantile Hemangioma, Systematic Review Confirms Propranolol Safe for Infantile Hemangioma, Systematic Review Confirms
Oral propranolol is safe for the treatment of infantile hemangioma (IH), according to what is believed to be the largest systematic review on the topic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Inderal LA (Propranolol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

USMLE Step 1 stumper: Can you answer it correctly?
The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 1 exam is notorious for pushing the limits of medical students’ knowledge, so you might like to know which test prep questions are commonly missed. Check out this month’s question that Kaplan Medical says stumps most students, and view an expert video explanation of the answer. Welcome to this month ’s installment of the AMA Wire® series, Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan Medical on the most missed USMLE test prep questions from Kaplan’s Qbank: Step 1. Each month, we’re revealing the top questions physicians in traini...
Source: AMA Wire - August 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs?
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 -- Doctors might be overprescribing beta-blocker medications to heart patients who aren't seriously ill, a new study contends. Beta blockers such as Inderal (propranolol) and Lopressor (metoprolol) reduce blood pressure and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Topical timolol improves thinnest infantile hemangiomas
Topical timolol maleate acts as an effective alternate to oral propranolol for treatment of certain infantile hemangiomas (IHs), based on data from a retrospective study of 731 children. The findings were published online August 15 in Pediatrics. “Superficial, relatively thin IHs, regardless of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - August 15, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Oxandrolone, propranolol combo increases growth in severely burned children
CHICAGO – Combination therapy with oxandrolone and propranolol can attenuate burn-induced growth arrest and increase growth rate in severely burned children, according to findings from a prospective,... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Oxandrolone, propranolol combo increases growth in severely burned children
CHICAGO – Combination therapy with oxandrolone and propranolol can attenuate burn-induced growth arrest and increase growth rate in severely burned children, according to findings from a prospective, randomized clinical trial. Of 612 children with burns over at least 30% of their total body... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - May 24, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Value of Adrenergic Blockade in Acute Severe TBI QuestionedValue of Adrenergic Blockade in Acute Severe TBI Questioned
Adrenergic blockade with propranolol and clonidine did not increase ventilator-free days after severe traumatic brain injury, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Propranolol in the Treatment of Infantile HaemangiomasPropranolol in the Treatment of Infantile Haemangiomas
This large cohort study assesses the safety and efficacy of oral propranolol for treatment of infantile hemangioma, analyzing data from 39 European centers. The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Infantile Hemangioma: Adverse Drug Events With PropranololInfantile Hemangioma: Adverse Drug Events With Propranolol
A recent study provides useful data on adverse drug events associated with propranolol therapy for infantile hemangioma. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 6, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

ANI Pharmaceuticals Closes Acquisition of Inderal(R) LA Assets
BAUDETTE, Minn., April 4, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("ANI") (ANIP) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the portfolio of Inderal® LA assets from Cranford Pharmaceuticals, ... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, AcquisitionsANI Pharmaceuticals, Cranford Pharmaceuticals, Inderal, propranolol (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hemangiomas recur in 25% of infants after propranolol stopped
Infantile hemangiomas treated with propranolol recurred in 25% of children after discontinuation of propranolol in a retrospective study of nearly 1,000 patients, according to findings published... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - March 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Hemangiomas recur in 25% of infants after propranolol stopped
Infantile hemangiomas treated with propranolol recurred in 25% of children after discontinuation of propranolol in a retrospective study of nearly 1,000 patients, according to findings published online March 7 in Pediatrics. “Identifying risk factors for rebound growth could affect treatment... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - March 7, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

What Are Some Medications for Anxiety?
Assorted medications somtimes used to treat anxiety - Buspar (buspirone), Neurontin (gabapentin), beta blockers Inderal (propranolol) (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - February 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Could a pill help people with autism chat more easily?
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia gave 20 volunteers either a dose of propranolol or a placebo pill. They believe it could be an effective treatment for people with autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies backed propranolol in treating infantile hemangioma
Two new studies underscore the important role of oral propranolol in the first-line treatment of infantile hemangioma (IH), as well as the need for better long-term data on the safety of the beta-blocker in very young children, according to the authors. In the first study, an uncontrolled... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - January 26, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Oral Propranolol Best for Reducing Infantile HemangiomaOral Propranolol Best for Reducing Infantile Hemangioma
Oral propranolol had a 95% clearance rate vs 43% for oral corticosteroids, according to a meta-analysis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Propranolol's impact on cognitive performance in post-traumatic stress disorder - Mahabir M, Ashbaugh AR, Saumier D, Tremblay J.
BACKGROUND: Propranolol has effectively diminished fear-based emotional memories in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and this effect has been attributed to traumatic memory reconsolidation blockade. However, propranolol may also exert cognitive effects... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news