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Propranolol is contraindicated in asthma

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7070.1486 (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1486
  1. J M Fallowfield,
  2. H F Marlow
  1. Medical adviser, product safety group Senior medical adviser, clinical research group Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Macclesfield SK10 4TG

    EDITOR,—The datasheet for Inderal (propranolol) states specifically that the drug is contraindicated in patients with asthma or a history of bronchospasm. Despite this, and despite the well known risks of non-selective ß blockers in patients with asthma, over the past few years Zeneca has received a number of reports of cases in which an asthmatic patient …

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