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Posted : August 10, 2007
Hi. I have been taking propranalol slow release for many years for essential tremour. Will I be allowed to dive?

Posted : August 13, 2007
You will need to be assessed by a diving doc to ensure that the propranolol is not causing any lung constriction or reduction in your exercise capacity, both possible side effects with this type of drug (propranolol is an example of a beta blocker). As long as there is no evidence of either of these problems then you could dive. If you're near London and would like to see us, it's 0207 806 4028 for an appointment.
Kind regards, Dr O
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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