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What should I tell my doctor about before taking propranolol?

Before taking propranolol, you should provide your doctors with your complete medical history, including any medications or supplements you are taking, and any medical conditions you have or have ever had. Also tell your doctor about any drug or alcohol use or cigarette smoking you engage in. It is especially important to notify your doctors if you have or have had the following conditions: heart condition, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), low blood pressure, diabetes, kidney or liver problems, circulatory problems, hyperthyroidism, or depression. It is important to tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, before taking propranolol. The FDA has determined that propranolol is a pregnancy category C drug, meaning there are either conflicting or insufficient studies to determine whether propranolol is harmful to a developing fetus. It is known that propranolol passes through breast milk to a nursing infant and may cause harm.

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