Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Forum

Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Forum (
-   Help and Resources for Hemangiomas (
-   -   Day 12 of propranalol (

nicole1985 03-27-2012 03:21 AM

Day 12 of propranalol
Hi my name is Nicole. My daughter is 4 months old and has a hemangioma on her left cheek 4x4 in size. We have recently started propranolol-Day 12 to be exact. I am needing some information from other parents whos children have previously or are using propranolol, any side effects? Positive results? etc. Day 12- i have seen minimal results, no side effects and a little softer- but it is only early days. Anybody with information please comment

missy 03-27-2012 12:31 PM

Hi and welcome!

There are LOADS of parents here who will share success stories. And while there can be a couple of things to watch out for (monitoring blood pressure and blood sugar sometimes) there are very few side effects.

More parents will come by soon!


spaatz1329 03-28-2012 05:28 PM

My daughter has been on Propanolol for 8 months. We have not seen any side effects and it has done wonders for her hemangioma. She will be on it into the summer, then hoping to wean off.

evanskl4 03-29-2012 08:21 PM

Yep, most people see great results. Unfortunately we have not. My daughter has a large hemagioma on her cheek, and we started her on propanolol when she was 5 weeks old. She is now over 3 months old and there has been no change. We are looking into surgery in the future. Hopefully you will have success with the medication though - we haven't seen any bad side effects!

You can see pics of my daughter here:

nicole1985 03-31-2012 11:02 AM

i took a look at the photos. She is gorgeous! My daughter has one in the same spot, it is about 4x4. Also a friends daughter who is now 5months has been on propanalol for 4 months and there has been a noticable change in the size colour and growth- but admitingly much bigger than your little princess's H, it travels over the nose and covers her cheek and part of her forehead. My daughter is 4 and a half months and has been on propanalol for a few weeks now, no change at the moment. I would not have left it as long as i did to see a specialist, but all the paedeatricians and doctors i saw stated there was nothing i could do until she was 12 months. Fortunetely they were wrong. I will upload some photos in a couple of days. My specialist opinion is it can take upto 6 months before any noticable results.... just thought i would let you know that maybe you need to let time heal, atleast give it a couple more months then opt for surgery unless that is not an option. Good luck for your precious little princess

evanskl4 04-02-2012 06:57 PM

Thanks Nicole! Yeah, we definitely plan to wait a bit. She is staying on the propanolol for a bit longer and we will consider surgery in a few months. If she does have to have surgery, I'd rather do it while she is too young to remember.

I hope that you start to see results soon and no side effects!

ruthless009 04-03-2012 10:08 PM

been on proprananol almost a year, but didn't start til 18 months, I hear the younger the better, and no side effects at all

Praesius 04-17-2012 10:45 AM

Hi Nicole.

My son is also on Propranolol. He has been for 1 year and 8 months. He startede the medication when he was 7 weeks old. It has a super effect. The Hemangioma is covering his bottom half ear and some of his neck. Propranolol has really worked wonders here.
So dont give up :)

This is a picture from when my son was 7 weeks old and had just started propranolol.

In this picture the hemangioma is almost skincolor and the ear is normal. This is after 1 year and 8 months on propranolol :)

missy 04-17-2012 12:21 PM

awww. he's a cutie patootie!

evanskl4 04-18-2012 07:40 PM

That is amazing! I am so glad that propanolol worked so well for your son!

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.