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Propranolol 10mg Tablets

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Propranolol 10mg Tablets (84 tablets)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Fri. 18 Jun and Mon. 21 Jun.

Treat Situational & Performance Anxiety

Feeling anxious in high-pressure situations like presentations, speeches and interviews is a normal human response. However, for some people that aren't used to these situations or have a stronger natural response, may find that the physical effects can stop them from performing their best.

Propranolol is a prescription-only medicine that helps to reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety, such as flushing, shaking, sweating and a high heart rate. It can be taken 30 - 60 minutes before a stressful situation to provide up to 4 hours of symptom relief.

To buy propranolol 10mg tablets, simply fill in our short online consultation and one of our qualified medical team will assess your symptoms to ensure they will be the best treatment for you.

Propranolol 10mg Tablets - Important Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What does Propranolol do?

Propranolol 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 usually take around 20 - 30 minutes to take effect and will last for up to four hours. Propranolol is not known to be addictive and doesn't usually cause significant side effects when taking a 10mg - 40mg dose for situational anxiety. It should only be taken as needed, such as before a speech or presentation.

The correct Propranolol dosage for situational or performance anxiety is one to four tablets at the onset of anxiety (or before an event), up to three times daily. The Independent Pharmacy sells Propranolol tablets to help reduce the physical symptoms of short-term situational anxiety. Higher doses of propranolol are available to reduce the frequency of regular migraines.


How does Propranolol work?

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 symptoms of anxiety, such as tremor, flushing, increased 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.


When is Propranolol a suitable option?

Propranolol 10mg tablets will help to reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety including:

  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Flushing
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fast breathing (hyperventilating)

Propranolol will not treat the psychological symptoms of anxiety, such as:

  • Feeling tense or nervous
  • Worrying
  • Feeling a sense of dread

Propranolol from an online pharmacy is suitable for when you experience anxiety that most people would feel - even if the physical symptoms are more severe. For example, most people experience stress in situations where they are under pressure or have to perform. If these happen every so often and the anxiety caused by these situations doesn't affect your day-to-day life, managing your situation anxiety online would be suitable.

If you find your anxiety is becoming more of a regular occurrence in your normal life, you find that it stops you doing things or means you get less enjoyment from things, it is unlikely propranolol would be the best treatment for you. Where the symptoms are mainly psychological, anxiety is best treated with alternative medicines or talking therapies.


Propranolol vs Atenolol

Propranolol and Atenolol are both beta-blockers and can both be 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 the heart – not other areas of the body.

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 where it helps 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 for anxiety

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 and breathing techniques can produce moderate short-term reduction of anxiety.
  • Meditation: Some evidence suggests that meditation can be useful for symptoms of anxiety and depression in adults.
  • Ensure you look after yourself: getting enough sleep (8 hours a night), eating a healthy balanced diet, and getting regular exercise can all help to make you feel better.
  • Contact a specialist organisation: Talking to experts can help - you can find details of support groups, forums and helplines on the Anxiety CareAnxiety UKNo More Panic, or No Panic


Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

  • Fast – order before 3pm and receive your treatment as quickly as the next day
  • Free online consultation service with one of our UK-based medical team
  • Discreet packaging & confidential service – we don't include any branding or pharmacy logos on our packaging, meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • Only proven prescription medication available
  • Approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council and Care Quality Commission



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

Propranolol dosage for situational anxiety

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.

Find out more in our general Propranolol guide that also discusses Propranolol dosage amounts.

Side effects of Propranolol

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Propranolol tablets, 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.

Propranolol ingredients

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)

Propranolol warnings

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

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

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 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next 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, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

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

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

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.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

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 17:30 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 17:30 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 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


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


International Orders

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.

Authored By:

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Scott McDougall


Published on: 02-02-2017

Last modified on: 02-02-2021

Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

Reviewed By:

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Andy Boysan


Reviewed on: 02-02-2021

Next review date: 02-02-2023

Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.

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