Propranolol 10mg Tablets

Propranolol 10mg Tablets (84 tablets)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Fri. 24 Mar.

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Propranolol 10mg tablets are used to relieve the symptoms and effects of social anxiety. These include sweating, trembling and a quick heartbeat. The tablets take about twenty minutes to take effect, and will last for a few hours. It does not cause addiction or any significant side effects. It is only taken as needed, such as before a speech or presentation.

Propranolol is a beta blocker, a category of medicines which were initially developed to treat heart problems. This low dose has a minor but noticeable effect on the heart and blood vessels, preventing the heart from overworking in stressful situations. It also inhibits the effects of the stress hormone norepinephrine, which further helps to combat the physical symptoms of anxiety.

At higher doses, Propranolol is used for the prevention of migraines.

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If using Propranolol to combat performance anxiety, take 10-40mg, 20-30 minutes ahead of time.
If using Propranolol routinely to combat situational anxiety, start by taking one 10mg tablet three times per day. If necessary, you may increase the dose to four tablets.
Propranolol can be taken either with or without food.
If you do miss a dose, take the tablet as soon as possible, unless it is nearly time for the following dose. If this is the case, skip the first dose and resume your regular routine. Never double your dose to compensate for a skipped tablet.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Propranolol 10mg, however, if you do they can include:

Fatigue, insomnia, cold extremities (these symptoms tend to go away as you continue taking the medicine), Raynaud’s syndrome, nightmares, slow or irregular heartbeat.

At this low dose, any side effects will be very mild.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Propranolol is unsuitable for you if:

  • You have recently had heart problems or failure
  • You have low blood pressure
  • You suffer from poor blood circulation
  • You have Type 1 diabetes
  • You are currently on a fasting diet
  • You suffer from asthma or another breathing difficulty
  • You regularly have chest pain
  • You have high blood pressure caused by a tumour near the kidneys (phaeochromocytoma)

Consult your doctor if you plan on taking Propranolol if:

  • You have a history of muscle problems
  • You have liver or kidney disease
  • You have blood circulation problems
  • You have any symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), including weight loss and increased appetite
  • You suffer from intermittent claudication or Raynaud’s disease
  • You smoke

Propranolol may cause complications if taken in combination with the following medicines:

  • Verapamil and diltiazem
  • Disopyramide
  • Quinidine and amiodarone
  • Ergotamine derivatives
  • Adrenaline
  • Medicines for diabetes including insulin, lidocaine, propafenone or flecainide
  • Indomethacin
  • Digitalis glycosides such as digoxin
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Cimetidine
  • Other medicines used to treat high blood pressure
  • Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Imipramine or fluvoxamine
  • Warafin
  • Rizatriptan
  • Rifampicin
  • Barbiturates
  • Theophylline
  • Diuretics

The above list is not exhaustive. Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

The active ingredients contained in Propranolol 10mg tablets is:

Propranolol hydrochloride 10mg

Propranolol 10mg tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Lactose, magnesium stearate, maize starch, stearic acid, hypromellose (E464). The coating contains: polysorbate, carmoisine (E122), titanium dioxide (E171), iron oxide red (E172), hypromellose (E464)

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