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Posted by Flash ( on May 31, 2001 at 05:28:30:

In Reply to: Inderal: What's is suppose to do? posted by Lisa on May 30, 2001 at 22:54:59:

It's a beta blocker, it's also used to reduce blood pressure in people with HBP. It also acts as a vascular constrictor, and this is exploited to treat migraine. It's vascular constricting properties are not strong enough to treat CH though, although it does help with shadows. The only purpose it has in CH treatment is when used in conjunction with Amitriptylene. Amitriptylene is an anti depressent with a long term effect on brain chemistry. Over a period of 6 weeks it 'may' be able to break a cycle. It's really the poor mans lithium. Amitriptylene has a side effect of causing an irregular heart beat. The Inderal is usually prescribed because as a beta blocker it can keep the heartbeat regular. In this instance the Inderal and Amitriptylene should both be taken at bed time.

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