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Old 01-12-2011, 06:11 AM
kate kate is offline
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Default Propranolol causes diabetes!

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?


Please take a look at photo as we are wondering what treatment would be best.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:54 PM
missy missy is offline
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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.

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Old 01-13-2011, 04:22 AM
Daniel Daniel is offline
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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, 07:04 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, 06:08 PM
savvymommyseattle savvymommyseattle is offline
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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, 02:00 PM
momof3inpa2009 momof3inpa2009 is offline
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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.
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- 19 months old Did Timolol gel for awhile, stopped, & back on - 4 years old. Off of Timolol -doesn't seem to be doing anything. Surgery was a success!!! April 2014
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