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Propranolol tablets have a number of uses, including relieving the signs and effects of situational and social anxiety. The tablets normally take around 20 - 30 minutes to start working and may last for up to four hours. Propranolol is a beta-blocker, a group of medicines that were originally meant for treating heart conditions. This low dose has a small but noticeable effect on the blood vessels and heart. It prevents the heart from overworking in pressuring situations. It also hinders the effects of norepinephrine(stress hormone), which helps to further combat the physical signs of anxiety.

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What is Propranolol?

Propranolol is a beta-blocker, which is a group of medicines that control heart rate, anxiety, and headaches. It is also used to treat cardiac issues such as arrhythmia, heart failure, and irregularity. Propranolol can also be given to patients who have had a heart attack to improve their chances of surviving.


How Does Propranolol Work?

High blood pressure is a serious disease that, if not treated, can wreak havoc on the brain, heart, vessels, kidneys, and other organs in the body. Damage to these organs can lead to heart disease, a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other disorders. As a beta-blocker, Propranolol works by altering how the heart responds to certain nerve messages that interfere with the heart and blood vessels. This change lowers blood pressure, slows down the heart rate and strain on the heart, thus promoting effective circulation of blood to all organs.


What Does Propranolol Treat?

Besides treating high blood pressure, propranolol can be used to:

  • Prevent strokes and heart attacks
  • Prevent chest pain caused by angina
  • Treat overactive thyroid
  • Reduce the severity and frequency of migraines


  • If you have asthma or a critical heart condition, do not take propranolol.
  • Before taking Propranolol, speak with your doctor if you're trying to get pregnant or if you're already pregnant.
  • Other medicines may counteract the effects of propranolol so you should consult with your doctor if you are under any medication.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking propranolol since an increase in the levels of propranolol in the body can cause massive side effects.


  • Propranolol is an oral medication that must be ingested as directed by the doctor.
  • The drug can be taken with or without meals but it must be taken at the same time.
  • The tablets or capsules should be swallowed with water without chewing.
  • If you forget to take your dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it's time for your next dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the forgotten one to avoid overdosing.


  • The inactive ingredients contained in propranolol include lactose, magnesium. Stearate, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose among others.
  • The active ingredient is propranolol hydrochloride.

Side Effects

Propranolol can cause mild side effects that go away within a few days to serious ones that require immediate medical intervention. These include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Allergic reactions
  • Breathing problems
  • Cold feet and hands among others.

If your symptoms do not seem to improve or worsen tell your doctor immediately.