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  • natolol

    My son has HCM as a result of the Leopard Syndrome. HCM is currently being treated with beta-blockers, i.e. propranolol. Only, while the beneficial effects are not so uncertain (average gradient still around 40 mm Hg), the side effects of propranolol are indeed evident, mostly as regards sleep disturbance and huge difficulties in apprehending language. Has anybody ever used natolol, which I have been told doesn't cross the encephalic barrier, thus not producing such heavy side effects ? Is it as effective as propranolol as regards the reduction of gradient ? Bye. Giovanni from Rome (Italy)

  • #2
    I'm sorry that I don't have any answers for you, but I'm sure someone might soon. I do know that different beta blockers can affect patients in different ways. Best of luck.


    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.


    • #3

      I've taken nadolol for many years and the only side effect that gave me problems was being tired. Each beta-blocker is a little different and the newer ones tend to be a little easier to take.

      Propanolol is one of the oldest. It is easy to switch so I would talk to the doctor. No reason not to give it a shot.

      take care,