Oral Propranolol for Hemangiomas of Infancy

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG


Pediatr Pharm. 2010;16(8) 

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Contraindications and Precautions

Infants with large hemangiomas or diffuse (miliary) hemangiomatosis are at risk for high-output cardiac compromise. Propranolol may further reduce cardiac function in these patients and should be instituted with close monitoring.[13] Propranolol should be used with caution in patients with renal or hepatic dysfunction, underlying cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes, or glaucoma.[2,3]


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