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Propranolol is a medication that is used to treat anxiety. It can be taken daily or as needed before a stressful event.

Anxiety can lead to physical symptoms, like rapid breathing and an increased heart rate due to hormones released by the body. Propranolol blocks the effect of these hormones, which slows down your heart rate and reduces the physical symptoms of anxiety.

You can purchase Propranolol tablets online from 121doc.

How it works

Anxiety causes the body to release stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, which can increase your heart rate and make you sweat more.

Propranolol belongs to a class of medications called beta-blockers. These work by blocking the receptors to stress hormones. This reduces anxiety symptoms, such as a rapid heart rate, sweating, shaking and flushing.

It is also used to treat migraine attacks and heart problems, like high blood pressure, but is currently only available from 121doc for the treatment of situational anxiety.

Propranolol works quickly, with noticeable results usually appearing within half an hour to an hour of taking it. If you are using Propranolol on an as-needed basis, taking it up to an hour before a stress-inducing event can ensure it has had time to work.

Who can use

It is important to detail your medical history, as well as any medications you are currently taking, during your consultation, as some may negatively interact with Propranolol - this can include increasing the effects of Propranolol or decreasing the effects of other medications.

Propranolol can interact with other beta-blockers, as well as medications used for anxiety, migraine, and heart conditions.

You should not take Propranolol if you:

  • have an allergy to any of the ingredients in this medication
  • have asthma or another lung condition
  • are on a diet that involves fasting
  • have certain heart conditions
  • have a slow or uneven heart rate
  • have serious circulation problems
  • have very low blood pressure
  • have increased blood acidity

You should tell your doctor before taking this medication if you have diabetes, as it may cause low blood sugar levels.

Ask your doctor about alternatives if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.

Propranolol and alcohol

You should not drink alcohol while taking this medication until you know how it will affect you. This is because alcohol and Propranolol both have blood pressure lowering effects. Taking both together can cause you to feel drowsy or dizzy, and significant drops in blood pressure can lead to fainting and injury.

How to take

This medication should be taken exactly as prescribed.

The prescribing doctor will determine how often (daily or as needed) and how long (short-term or long-term) you will need to take this medication for.

The typical dose is 40 mg once a day for daily use. When used as-needed, it should be taken when you feel anxious or before a stress-inducing event.

Swallow the tablets whole with water, preferably before a meal. Do not chew or crush the tablets.

Do not take more than three 40 mg tablets a day. If you take more than your prescribed dose, seek immediate medical attention.

If you forget to take your tablets, take the missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is time for the next dose, in which case you should skip it and continue taking your tablets as usual. Do not take two tablets at the same time to make up for a missed dose. Taking more than is prescribed can be dangerous.

Side effects

The most commonly experienced side effects include:

  • nausea
  • tiredness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • cold hands and feet
  • a slower heartbeat

All medications come with the risk of side effects, however, they will vary between people and not everybody will experience them.

Signs that you may be experiencing a more serious reaction include shortness of breath with a tightening chest or an irregular heartbeat, or jaundice. If any side effects are particularly concerning, stop taking Propranolol and inform your doctor.

For a full list of side effects, consult the patient information leaflet included with your medication.

Buy online

If you have been diagnosed with anxiety, you can buy Propranolol online from 121doc. To order, begin by completing a simple online consultation. This helps our doctors ensure that this medication is appropriate for you.

If your consultation is approved, a prescription will be issued and sent to our UK pharmacy, where your medication will then be delivered with free next-day or nominated-day delivery.

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