Propranolol is a type of drug called β-adrenergic antagonists (beta blockers). It is sold under various brand names including Angilol, Bedranol SR, Beta Prograne, Half Beta Prograne, Inderal, InnoPran and Syprol.
Propranolol is used to treat a range of conditions including high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma, and certain types of tremor. It is also used to prevent angina and migraine headaches. Propranolol is also used to improve survival after a heart attack.
Propranolol works by works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure.
Propranolol has been shown to be effective in helping some individuals solve simple problems. Because of this some researchers believe it can also be used to help some people on the autism spectrum to do the same.
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