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Propranolol 10mg Tablets

Propranolol 10mg Tablets (84 tablets)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Tue. 20 Nov.

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is the medication Propranolol used for?

Propranolol 10mg tablets have many uses, including relief of the symptoms and effects of social & situational 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.

The correct Propranolol dosage for anxiety is one to four tablets at the onset of anxiety, up to three times daily. We sell Propranolol 10mg tablets to help to reduce the physical symptoms of short-term situational anxiety. Higher doses of propranolol are available to reduce the frequency of regular migraines.

Propranolol is a beta blocker, a category of medicines that 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.

Propranolol helps with the physical sympoms of anxiety, such as tremor, flushing, inreased heart rate, and sweating. It is not effective at treating the mental symptoms of anxiety such as worry, and a foggy or blank mind. However, most people find that treating the physical symptoms of anxiety before a stressful situation, such as an exam or presentation, it also helps to relieve the mental symptoms of anxiety as you are less aware of your nerves.


Propranolol vs Atenolol

Propranolol and Atenolol are both beta-blockers and can both used to lower blood pressure and control heart rate. Atenolol, in particular, is good for regulating heart problems and blood pressure as it only targets only the heart – not other areas of the body. It also has generally fewer side effects.

Propranolol can be used for a wider range of ailments, including anxiety, migraines, and tremors. This is because propranolol is also active in the extremities helping to prevent tremor, flushing and other physical symptoms of anxiety, whereas atenolol is only active in the heart meaning it is much less effective for the symptoms of anxiety.


Do beta blockers cause muscle pain?

Blurred vision, muscle cramps, rash and fatigue are side effects sometimes associated with taking beta blockers. In addition, abrupt withdrawal from beta blockers can make angina worse – and even cause heart attacks. Always take the medication as advised.

Propranolol 10mg tablets are a very low dose, and as such you are unlikely to experience the side effects listed above whilst taking them.


Non-prescription options

There are many over the counter products that you can purchase at your pharmacy. Some include: Kalms, Rescue Remedy and even herbal tablets such as St. John's Wort. 


Non-medicinal alternatives to treat anxiety

  • Stress and relaxation techniques: Relaxation techniques can produce moderate short-term reduction of anxiety in people with long term health problems. These techniques have been shown to be effective for older adults suffering  with anxiety.
  • Meditation: Some evidence suggests that meditation can be useful for symptoms of anxiety and depression in adults.

Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

  • Fast – order before 4pm and receive your treatment as quickly as the next day
  • Free online consultation service with one of our registered GMC doctors
  • Discreet packaging & confidential service – we don't include any branding or pharmacy logos on our packaging, meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • UK based and GMC UK registered doctors
  • Only proven prescription medication available
  • Approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council and Care Quality Commission

Propranolol 10mg Tablets Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2903/pil

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

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.

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)

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.

Delivery & Shipping Information



We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.



We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Propranolol good for anxiety?

    Propranolol is often prescribed for short-term anxiety relief. It can help to reduce peripheral symptoms such as sweating, tension and tachycardia, and is used often to alleviate the social anxiety caused by stage fright and fear of public-speaking. It can be taken as required for situational anxiety symptoms, it does not need to be taken regularly.

  • What are the side effects of Propranolol?

    Though it has relatively few side effects, the most common include a slowed heart rate, dry eyes, nausea, tiredness, and occasionally a change in sex drive. Side effects with propranolol are less common with the dosages taken to treat anxiety.

  • Is it possible to overdose on Propranolol?

    Yes – and doing so can even result in severe heart problems. Never exceed the stated dose as prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist. Too much Propranolol can cause light-headedness, blurred vision and even fainting, as it lowers your heart rate and blood pressure.

  • Does Propranolol cause weight gain?

    While it’s one of the go-to drugs for anxiety treatment, older beta-blockers like Propranolol can sometimes cause weight gain because they slightly reduce the body’s ability to burn fat - although this is less likely at the dose used for anxiety treatment. Maintaining a healthy, plant-rich diet and regular exercise regime will help – and bonus: this will help with your anxiety too. 

  • Can you drink alcohol while taking beta blockers?

    Propranolol lowers your blood pressure. What can happen if you drink while taking beta-blockers is that your blood pressure drops even further, leading to feelings of dizziness and possibly even fainting. People taking beta-blockers should therefore keep their alcohol intake low.

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