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Old 01-12-2011, 05:11 AM
kate kate is offline
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Hi there, I am new here and looking into using Propranolol for my 6 week old's forehead hemangiona. Have just seen there is a link to diabetes and this worries me. Does anyone have more info on this please?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...k-50-cent.html

Kate

Please take a look at photo as we are wondering what treatment would be best.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:54 PM
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Do you have any links to other articles? This one says that those patients were taking Atenolol and a diuretic. The article doesn't say the length of time they were on these drugs either.

I'd love to read more about this, though.

Missy
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:22 AM
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My Daughter has been on propanonal for a week now and the size of her hemangiona has greatly decreased.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:04 AM
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I know we shared emails already. I would consider getting opinion on laser treatment. Is the hemangioma primarily superficial (red) vs. a deep portion?
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:08 PM
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It says "over 30 years" and I am sincerely hoping our babies do not have to take this medication that long. I also did not see it mention propranolol by name. Maybe I missed something?
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:00 PM
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I know while taking propanolol my daughter had to have weekly visits to the pedi's office for checking her sugar, etc. She never had any problems thus far. I know it can "lower" your sugar and you have to watch for that but I've never heard of it being linked "to" diabetics.
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Deep hemangioma on left eyebrow towards nose
Started propanolol Feb. 11th, 2010
Off of propanolol aprox. June 2011
Takes 3 doses per day at 1.3ml
2nd Weaning of prop. not a success back on it March 22. Only one dose of 1.3ml now Baby girl is 19 months old Did Timolol gel for awhile, stopped, & back on - 4 years old. Off of Timolol -doesn't seem to be doing anything. At this point we have surgery scheduled for April
http://lexihemangiomapropanolol.blog...roduction.html
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