01. Choose Treatment
Select the treatment or medication you need and answer a few questions online regarding your condition.
02. Online Consultation
Our Independent Prescribers will review your questions and assess your suitability for the medication.
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Your medication is dispensed and delivered directly to you from our UK based Pharmacy.
Beta blockers, commonly known as ‘blocking agents’, prevent adrenaline and other hormones from being released into parts of the body. By preventing the release of stress hormones, this medication can regulate the heart rate. Slowing the heart’s beating in turn lowers your blood pressure.
What are beta blockers used for?
Due to their hormone blocking properties, doctors prescribe beta blockers to treat heart disease such as angina, high blood pressure and heart failure. Beta blockers are also used to treat anxiety and other stress related illnesses such as migraines.
Beta blockers help those suffering from anxiety as they reduce the body’s physical reactions to stress. The medicine lowers the heart rate, which helps the body to relax. Depending on your anxiety, a doctor may advise them to be taken daily or just before a high stress event. For instance, you may want to take a beta blocker before giving a speech to reduce your anxiety. However, as they cannot help to treat the psychological causes of anxiety, blocking agents are used as a short-term solution.
Are there any side effects of Beta Blockers?
When you first begin to take beta blockers, you may experience some side effects. If any symptoms begin to interfere with your day to day life, you should contact your GP. Your doctor will be able to rule out whether the symptoms are due to the medication.
Don’t stop taking beta-blockers without first speaking to your doctor. A sudden cut off from the medication can cause withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor could instead prescribe a weaker dosage of beta-blockers, which your body may tolerate better.
Some of the common side effects reported include:
- Dizziness or weakness
- Bodily aches and pains
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slow heart rate
Buying Beta Blockers
Our online pharmacy offers two different types of beta-blockers:
Between one to four tablets may be taken each day. Your doctor will assess the strength of your dose based on your individual needs. Bisoprolol is available to order in boxes of 28 x 2.5mg doses.
For the treatment of anxiety, propranolol is commonly prescribed to be taken as one tablet taken three times a day. However, for conditions such as angina it can be one tablet up to two to four times a day. It is available to buy in boxes of either 10mg or 40mg doses, in packs of 28 or 56 capsules.
The dosage of beta blockers is condition and severity dependent. It’s important to answer our online consultation thoroughly so that the correct dose is prescribed for you.
Do I need Beta Blockers?
If you’re looking to buy beta blockers online, fill out a Medicine Direct health questionnaire here. This will be passed to one of our doctors, who will assess your symptoms prescribe the right course of treatment for you.