Off-label indications or uses for Propranolol

An off-label indication or off-label drug use is when a doctor prescribes a medication for a treatment that still hasn’t been officially approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). This means that a drug is being prescribed for a different use than the ones labeled to the FDA by the drug manufacturer.

In this blog post we’re going to write about the off-label uses for Propranolol, this drug belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blocking agents and works by relaxing blood vessels to reduce blood pressure. Propranolol is used for the treatment of high blood pressure, chest pain (angina) and uneven heartbeat, also can be used to prevent migraine attacks.

Off-label indications or uses for Propranolol

Esophageal Variceal Bleeding: Esophageal Variceal Bleeding can be preventing with the use of beta blocking agents such as Propranolol because this drug can reduce the portal pressure and decrease the risk of bleeding from esophageal varices.

Panic disorder: Some physicians consider that beta blockers such as Propranolol can helps to reduce panic/anxiety attacks in patients with agoraphobia. But some studies reveals that Propranolol or other beta blockers has not enough impact in the treatment of those illness

Aggressive Behavior: Propranolol is used to manage aggression in some neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and dementia.

With MatchMyRx patients and providers can match medications with medical conditions to identify off-label indications or drug uses.

 

Off-label indications or uses for Fluoxetine

An off-label indication or off-label drug use is when a doctor prescribes a medication for a treatment that still hasn’t been officially approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). This means that a drug is being prescribed for a different use than the ones labeled to the FDA by the drug manufacturer.

In this blog post we’re going to write about the off-label uses for Fluoxetine, commonly known as Prozac, a drug that works affecting the communication between nerve cells in the Central Nervous System (CNS) and restoring the chemical balance in the brain. Fluoxetine is used for the treatment of some types of disorders, such as: depressive disorder, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic disorder.

Off-label indications or uses for Fluoxetine

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal disorder characterized by widespread pain and tenderness and Fluoxetine helps decreasing the severity of pain.

Migraine: Fluoxetine can helps to reduce the severity of pain in patients with migraine who takes Fluoxetine for at least 3 months

Hot Flashes caused by hormonal chemotherapy: Fluoxetine helps to alleviate menopause symptoms such as hot flashes in a short term use

Raynaud’s phenomenon: Some studies shows that Fluoxetine reduces the attack frequency in patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon.

With MatchMyRx patients and providers can match medications with medical conditions to identify off-label indications or drug uses.

 

Off-label indications or uses for Gabapentin

An off-label indication or off-label drug use is when a doctor prescribes a medication for a treatment that still hasn’t been officially approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). This means that a drug is being prescribed for a different use than the ones labeled to the FDA by the drug manufacturer.

In this blog post we’re going to write about the 0ff-label uses for Gabapentin, a drug that belongs to a class known as anticonvulsants or antiepileptics. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain. It is used for management of nerve pain caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster) and as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures.

Off-label indications or uses for Gabapentin

Restless legs syndrome: Restless legs Syndrome is a disorder that causes a strong urge to move your legs, especially at night. The urge usually goes away when you start shacking your legs.

Cocaine withdrawal: Gabapentin helps with cocaine withdrawal by soothing the nerve system and reducing anxiety.

Insomnia: Insomnia is a sleep disorder caused by anxiety, depression, some chronic illnesses, poor sleep habits.

Diabetic Neuropathy: Diabetic Neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. Gabapentin can help treat the pain and relax the muscles.

Tremors in multiple sclerosis: Body shakes caused by multiple esclerosis. Gabapentin can help control dysesthesias (pain caused by MS lesions) and the pain caused by spasticity.

With MatchMyRx patients and providers can match medications with medical conditions to identify off-label indications or drug uses.