Propranolol

Propranolol is a medication that can be used to treat a number of primary and secondary conditions such as high blood pressure, situational anxiety and can even be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes. 

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Propranolol

Propranolol Beta Blockers

Propranolol is a tablet that is widely prescribed in the UK to treat a number of conditions that are related to the heart. Most commonly propranolol is used to treat symptoms of a high blood pressure, angina, heart failure, anxiety and to prevent a second heart attack after previously experiencing a heart attack.

Propranolol is classed as a beta blocker and works by reducing the workload on the heart and also controls the rate at which the heart beats. As a result of taking propranolol tablets, the stress on the heart is reduced and the rate at which the heart beats is also slowed down.

Propranolol is a drug that can be used for a number of treatments, the most common of these being; high blood pressure, angina, heart failure, heart attacks, anxiety and migraines. Propranolol is also available in a variety of strengths from 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg. Due to the severity of the conditions that propranolol beta blocker tablets are used for; this medication can only be purchased with a valid UK prescription. Upon purchasing this medication, patients are required to answer a few questions, which will help our UK based doctor determine which propranolol dosage to prescribe you with. Typically more severe cases will require a higher propranolol dosage.

Using Propranolol for Situational Anxiety

Propranolol forms effective treatment for a number of conditions that affects the heart. Propranolol is also a common medication that is used to treat the effects of situational anxiety due to its ability to control the rate at which the heart beats. A common symptom of anxiety is an increased heart rate and due to the way that propranolol reduces the heart rate, this makes it an effective treatment for anxiety.

Propranolol 10mg

Propranolol dosages can vary depending on the severity of your condition. Propranolol tablets are available in 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg tablets, typically it is the lowest 3 dosages that are most commonly prescribed. You can buy propranolol 10mg dosage tablets online at Medicine Direct from our UK based and fully licensed doctor and pharmacists. In order to purchase this medication online, you will need to provide our doctor with a brief history of your condition. They will use this information to determine the correct dosage of propranolol for you.

Propranolol 10mg tablets are not restricted in the number of conditions that they can provide treatment for, however if the condition is above average in severity, our doctors may recommend a higher propranolol dosage.

Typically Propranolol 10mg beta blocker tablets can be used to treat the following conditions:

Propranolol 10mg Anxiety

Propranolol 10mg can be used to relieve the symptoms associated with Anxiety which currently affects thousands of people in the UK. Anxiety is a mental state that can lead to a number of related symptoms, most commonly an increased heart rate. Propranolol 10mg can be used to treat anxiety in patients suffering from this condition and provides effective relief against the most common anxiety side effect which is an increased heart rate.

Propranolol 20mg & 40mg Beta Blocker Tablets

This dosage of propranolol can be used to treat a number of conditions, typically patients will start off on a propranolol 20mg dosage (sometimes 10mg) depending of the severity of the condition. It is unlikely that new users of this medication will be prescribed a high dosage from the start of their course; our doctors will tend to prescribe the lowest dosage of the medication and gradually increase depending on side effects and results. Propranolol 40mg tablets will again only be prescribed in when the condition being experienced is above average in severity. However in some cases our doctors will prescribe this dosage of propranolol if the user has previously taken this medication and experienced positive results.

Propranolol Dosage and How to Take

Depending on the dosage of propranolol and severity of your condition, our UK based doctor will advise you on how often and when to take your tablets. For example the propranolol dosage for anxiety may be different than the dosage used to treat a high blood pressure so it is essential that you provide our UK doctors with as much information as possible surrounding your condition.

Propranolol Dosage

Condition

Recommended Dose

40mg High Blood Pressure 1 x 40mg tablet 2 times a day
40mg - 80mg Angina 1 x Tablet 2 - 4 times daily
10mg - 40mg Anxiety 1 x Tablet 3 times daily
10mg - 40mg Irregular Heart Beat 1 x Tablet 3 - 4 times daily
40mg Migraine 1 x Tablet 2 - 3 times daily

How long does propranolol take to work?

Propranolol is a very fast acting medication, typically getting to work within just a few hours after consumption. Depending on the condition, propranolol may take up to a week before you feel it's full effects. Propranolol typically works faster when treating primary conditions such as high blood pressure, and slower when treating secondary conditions such as migraines.

Propranolol Migraine Dose

The typical propranolol dosage for migraines is 10mg – 40mg to be taken 2-3 times daily. This dosage and frequency will provide effective treatment against the symptoms of painful migraines. Propranolol tablets when treating migraines should only be taken when other more common and conventional headache medication has been taken and failed to relieve the pain.

How Can I Buy Propranolol Online in the UK

Propranolol is a prescription only drug and can only be purchased if you have a prescription. You can purchase various strengths of propranolol online at Medicine Direct. If you do not have a prescription, you will be required to answer a few short questions relating to your condition, our UK based doctors will then review your questions and prescribe you with the appropriate dosage suited to your condition.

If our doctor approves your order, your prescription will automatically be sent to our UK Pharmacy who will then dispense the medication directly to your specified delivery address.

Propranolol Side effects

As with all medicine, there are certain side effects that can happen as a result of taking medication. Some side effects are more common than others, and can affect people in various ways.

The most common propranolol side effects are:

  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight gain

We recommend that you notify your doctor if you are taking propranolol and are experiencing some of the above side effects. If you are experiencing some of the above, these are likely to subside within a number of days. However if you find that the propranolol tablets are causing you discomfort you should stop taking the tablets immediately.

Pregnancy Warning

There is no evidence to suggest that propranolol is harmful during pregnancy, however there is also no evidence to suggest that the drug is not harmful during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, please speak to your GP about the potential benefits and risks of taking propranolol when pregnant.

During Breastfeeding

It is safe to take propranolol when breasfeeding. Only a small amount of propranolol will be present in breastmilk, this amount is too small to present any problems to your baby. However if you are breastfeeding we would again recommend speaking to your doctor especially if your baby was premature, before taking propranolol.

Propranolol Drug Interactions

If you are taking any other medications, it is possible that these may affect the way propranolol works.

Please inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications. The most common medications that can interact with the effectiveness of proranolol are:

  • Other high blood pressure medications
  • Arrhythmia (Irregular heart beat) medications
  • Medications where the side affects may lead to low blood pressure, such as antidepressants
  • Asthma inhalers
  • Diabetes medication, especially insulin as this will make it harder to identify signs of a low blood pressure
  • Nose or sinus congestion medications, this includes both prescription and over the counter cold and flu remedies
  • Allergy medication
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) that are known to inclrease blood pressure, these include: Naproxen, Ibuprofen and Diclofenac
Please tell your pharmacist or Doctor if you are taking any other forms of medications, either prescription or over the counter medicines. This also includes any vitamins or supplements.

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