- Short term use
- Relieves social and situational anxiety
- Minimal side effects
- Genuine medication
- All drugs sourced in the UK
The main benefit of using Propranolol is reducing the heart rate to decrease the physical effects of anxiety on the sufferer. Situational anxiety can be a debilitating illness as it prevents sufferers from being able to take part in social activities and also general daily life.
What is Propranolol (Beta Blocker)?
Propranolol is a prescription-only drug that works by blocking out the effects of adrenaline in patients, hence the name “beta blocker.” Accordingly, when taking Propranolol, your heart beats slower and less forcibly. As a result, your blood pressure is lowered considerably. This drug is given to people with problems when it comes to their blood pressure.
Propranolol can be available in several forms, such as an oral solution, an oral tablet, an oral-extended-release capsule, and even as an injectable. The generic form of Propranolol can only come as an oral tablet. It has generic and brand names.
The branded version of Propranolol is called Bedranol SR. This refers to a beta-blocker that can treat a variety of different medical conditions. You might’ve wondered how Propranolol functions in the first place. Well, it’s simple. Your body works by sending different signals to each other. When you take Propranolol, the drug blocks out beta-adrenergic receptors which is important for the heart to receive the messages sent by the brain. At the end of the day, your heart slows down in its pace and with less force.
This is very helpful in preventing arrhythmias or fast heart rhythms. Moreover, it reduces the pressure of your blood within the vessels in your body. It’s also helpful in reducing chest pains caused by angina.
What is Propranolol used for?
Accordingly, Propranolol is used to treat a variety of problems and issues found in the heart. This includes hypertension, angina, tremors, heart rhythm disorders and other heart-related conditions. People can even use this to help treat or prevent a heart attack. Others use this to reduce the effects and frequency of migraines.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is a condition that affects most people. It’s a condition where the force of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high, which will lead to problems later in life. When narrow vessels and arteries endure more forceful blood pumping, then a person is at risk of high blood pressure. It’s important to maintain a gentle heartbeat to avoid wearing out blood vessels as this can led to heart diseases in the future. Additionally, during moments of distress and anxiety, the patient needs to decrease their heart rate. In doing so, they can even participate in social events and daily activities that they were not allowed to take part of.
Where can you buy Propranolol?
Propranolol can be bought at the local pharmacy. However, they’re not available as over-the-counter medication. It is also available in virtual pharmacies. If you need to buy online, then you can do so, as long as the online stores are reliable and valid places to buy medicine. But if you don’t have a prescription yet, then you can consult online services and get a doctor’s prescription for this medication.
What does Propranolol do?
Propranolol helps a patient control their hypertension or high blood pressure issues. It basically does this by targeting the nerve impulses in the heart. What happens next is that the heart slows down when it comes to its beating, effectively lowering the blood pressure experienced by the patient. This also affects the amount of blood and oxygen that is circulating in your veins.
What are the benefits of Propranolol?
Propranolol can be used to treat anxiety, hypertension, migraines and other conditions. If a person is experiencing physical signs of anxiety such as an increased heart rate, sweating or shaking, then they can take Propranolol to lower their heart rate. This makes it easier for the blood to flow through the veins as your heart is beating at a more subdued rate.
What are the side-effects of Propranolol?
Certain side-effects are experienced by people who regularly take Propranolol. If this is your first intake of the medication, then you might experience dizziness. Doctors recommend taking this right before you get to bed so that you can’t sleep the dizziness off. However, other people have reported experiencing more side-effects, which include the following:
- Cold fingers or toes
- Difficulty in sleeping
Most of these side-effects are short-lived, which shouldn’t cause too much of an issue.
More serious side effects have also been reported, though. It’s a rare occurrence but it’s best to know what’s normal or not so that you will be more prepared. If you experience the same things, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible.
- Shortness of breath
- Swollen legs or ankles
- Chest pains
- Irregular heartbeats
- Tightening of the chest
- Yellowish skin
Other people have experienced allergic reactions to Propranolol. Call 999 or go to the emergency room if you feel signs of anaphylaxis. This includes a skin rash, tightness in the chest or throat, wheezing and swelling of mouth, lips, tongue and face.
What is the right dosage of Propranolol for you?
Propranolol can treat many conditions or discomforts. The dosage relies heavily on what you need the drug for. Here are recommended dosages for adults and children who are aged 12 years and above:
- 80mg twice a day for high blood pressure.
- 40mg twice or thrice a day for migraine or chest pains (angina).
- 10mg to 40mg thrice or four times a day for irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).
- 40mg a day for anxiety.
- 10mg to 40mg thrice or 4 times a day for high levels of thyroid hormones (thyrotoxicosis).
Who can and can’t take Propranolol?
Not all drugs are meant for everybody. Even though Propranolol has been generally approved as a beta blocker, there are some people who shouldn’t take this prescription. Adults and children above 12 years can take Propranolol. But children below 12 years old who are experiencing high blood pressure cannot take this.
Inform your doctor if you have:
- experienced an allergic reaction to medicine in the past.
- low blood pressure
- slow heart rate
- heart failure
- lung disease
- metabolic acidosis
- severe blood circulation issues
It’s also best to inform your doctor if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant because the medicine might affect your unborn child.
What should you know before taking Propranolol?
If you’re already on medication or treatment for other illnesses, then you should inform your doctor. There are drugs out there that can interfere with the effects of Propranolol. This includes medicines for high blood pressure, medicines for irregular heartbeat, medicines for high blood pressure, medicines for asthma, medicines for diabetes, medicines for allergies, medicines for sinus congestion and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines aka NSAIDs.
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