Propranolol is classed as a beta-blocker, used in the treatment of situational anxiety and to help prevent migraines. It works by slowing down your heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to decrease blood pressure.
Propranolol, also known by the branded version Bedranol SR, is a beta-blocker used to treat a range of different medical conditions. It works by stopping messages received to your heart from nerves by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors where the heart receives these messages. This results in your heart beating slower also with less force. This helps to prevent fast heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and reduces the pressure of blood within your blood vessels. If you have angina, propranolol can help reduce chest pain due to your heart using less energy.
Propranolol is available through UK Meds for situational anxiety and to help prevent migraines.
Propranolol is not suitable for everyone, especially individuals with heart conditions, and it is important you consult your doctor if any of the following applies to you:
You can find more information regarding precautions in the patient information leaflet.
You should always take propranolol as directed by your doctor. Start by reading the patient information leaflet included by the manufacturer inside the packaging. This will give you all the information you need and the potential side-effects you may encounter.
Avoid alcohol whilst taking propranolol as alcohol will also affect the blood pressure, consult your doctor if you feel this will be an issue during treatment.
Should you buy any other medication, you should check with a pharmacist before taking both as there may be potential interactions and side-effects. This includes some cough, cold and flu remedies).
Taking propranolol can result in side-effects, which is the case with most medications. Not everybody gets them but it’s important to be aware before continuing with treatment. The side effects may improve over time as your body will adjust to the medicine. If side-effects persist and are invasive, speak with your doctor.
Common side effects of propranolol include:
If any of the following symptoms occur, stop taking propranolol immediately and contact your doctor: