Propranolol is a non-selective beta blocker that is used to treat high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, and other related conditions.
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What is Propranolol?
Propranolol is a beta blocker medication that is used to treat heart problems, help with anxiety and prevent migraines. It can be used to treat high blood pressure, and arrhythmia as well as to prevent future heart diseases (heart attacks and strokes) and chest pain caused by angina.
How does it work?
This medication works by slowing down your heart rate to make it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body.
Is Propranolol suitable for me?
This medication is suitable for most adults and children aged over 12. If you suffer from certain medical conditions such as liver or kidney problems, lung disease or asthma, this medication may not be suitable for you. It is also recommended that you tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding before beginning this medication.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Propranolol.
Dosage will depend on reason for medication. Always take medication exactly as your doctor has instructed.
For high blood pressure:
- Starting dose is usually 80mg taken twice a day, maximum of 160mg twice a day
For migraine or angina:
- Take one 40mg tablet taken two or three times a day. Can be increased to 120mg or 240mg a day.
For irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia):
- Take 10mg to 40mg, three or four times a day
- 40mg taken once a day which can be increased to 40mg taken three times a day
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Can Propranolol treat anxiety?
Propranolol is often used to treat anxiety. It can help to reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety, such as a rapid heart rate and sweating. Propranolol can also help to reduce the psychological symptoms of anxiety, such as fear and worry. If you have anxiety that is interfering with your daily life, talk to your doctor about whether propranolol may be right for you.
What is the dosage of Propranolol for blood pressure?
The dosage of propranolol for blood pressure will vary depending on the individual. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions when taking this medication. The usual starting dose is 40 mg twice daily. If this is not effective, the dose may be increased to 80 mg twice daily. Some people may need a higher dose of up to 320 mg per day.
Propranolol is usually taken with food to reduce stomach upset. It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip doses or stop taking propranolol without first talking to your doctor.
Is this medication suited for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Is Propranolol a form of Xanax?
No, propranolol is not a form of Xanax. Propranolol is a beta-blocker while Xanax is a benzodiazepine. Although they are both used to treat anxiety, they work in different ways. Propranolol works by blocking the effects of adrenaline while Xanax works by depressing the central nervous system.
Are there any long-term side effects for Propranolol?
Propranolol is generally well-tolerated by most people. However, as with any medication, there is always the potential for side effects. The most common side effects of propranolol are fatigue, dizziness, low blood pressure, and anxiety. While these side effects are usually not severe, they can be bothersome. If you experience any of these side effects, talk to your doctor.
There are also some potential long-term side effects of propranolol. These include worsening asthma, impaired kidney function, and an increased risk of heart failure. If you have any concerns about these potential side effects, talk to your doctor.
How do I order my medication?
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Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
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