Propranolol can be prescribed by your doctor if you have problems with the condition of your heart or circulation. It may be used for other purposes not specified here, but this should be decided by a qualified professional who knows your medical history and is aware of the drugs you are taking at the moment. Having ever experienced an allergic reaction to this medicine is a contraindication as there is a high probability of the same reaction happening when you take propranolol. Before having a scheduled surgery make sure you tell your doctor about taking this medicine as you may need to temporarily stop using propranolol.
Drinking alcohol may increase the level of propranolol in your blood. Make sure you observe your doctor's recommendations. Propranolol is FDA pregnancy category C. This category is used for drugs thought to may be harmful to unborn babies, although there is not enough evidence. However, because of the possibility of your child being affected please discuss taking propranolol with your health care provider if you are pregnant. If taking this drug is essential for your health you need to make sure the benefits outweigh potential risks.