Propranolol SR

Propranolol is a generic drug that is commonly used to treat a number of different conditions. Propranolol has several uses due to the effect it has on the heart and the circulation of blood around it, so it can be useful for treating a variety of conditions which are caused by issues with the heart and blood flow. Propranolol sustained relief (SR) capsules are commonly prescribed to patients to treat situational anxiety; anxiety which is brought on by certain events or situations. Propranolol SR is usually prescribed when the patient doesn’t find breathing techniques and coping mechanisms as useful as they need them to be. Situational anxiety can be a debilitating illness which can prevent people from taking part in social activities and effect their everyday life.

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Propranolol SR for anxiety:

Propranolol SR is used to treat anxiety when breathing techniques and coping mechanisms don’t work, however, propranolol SR isn’t suitable for all types of anxiety, and is only suitable when the anxiety is related to certain events or locations.

Some people buy propranolol SR thinking that it will get rid of all of their worries, but this is not the case. The good news is that propranolol SR can relieve physical symptoms of anxiety like sweating, shaking, and increased heartbeat. Relieving these symptoms should physically calm down your body, creating a soothing effect in your mind.

Propranolol SR should not be taken daily for anxiety, and should only be taken in situations where your anxiety peaks. If you find that you are starting to take propranolol SR more often, you should make an appointment with your GP to try and find a more suitable treatment for you.


How does Propranolol SR work for anxiety?

The main action of propranolol SR is to reduce the heartbeat and improve the blood flow of whoever has taken it. This can help during times that your anxiety peaks. Whilst it can’t stop you from overthinking things or worrying, propranolol SR works to relieve the physical symptoms of anxiety.

Propranolol SR achieves these results by blocking the affects that hormone adrenaline has on your body. The chemicals in hormone adrenaline are known as stress hormones, and these are involved in the physical effects that anxiety has on your body like sweating, increased heartbeat, and shaking. When the effects are blocked by propranolol SR, your body ends up being much calmer, which can help to settle your worries, but it is important to recognise that this is the secondary action of the drug and not the main action.


Uses for Propranolol SR:

Propranolol SR has a number of uses, and helps thousands of people across the UK with a variety of different conditions.

As well as being used for anxiety relief, propranolol SR can be used for:

  • Migraines
  • Some thyroid issues
  • Hypertension
  • Post heart attack treatments
  • Arrhythmias
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Oesophageal bleeding caused by liver hypertension
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

These are all licenced uses of propranolol SR, but you should always check with your GP before using the medicine to ensure it will not react with any other medications that you are taking.


Propranolol SR capsules:

Propranolol SR is commonly prescribed to patients who are suffering situational anxiety in the form of 80mg capsules. These capsules are stronger than regular propranolol tablets but are designed for slow release, meaning that you can take one in the morning if you know that you are attending an event or situation that will make you feel anxious in the afternoon, and the medication will still be in full effect.

If you do take 80mg propranolol SR capsules, it is important that you don’t take any other medications that day unless your GP or doctor tell you to.

It is important to not exceed the recommended dosage of propranolol SR, as it may have adverse effects on your body and could increase the chance of side effects.

You can take propranolol SR with or without food, but you should always take it with water.


How quickly do slow release Propranolol SR capsules work?

Propranolol slow release capsules can take around 3-4 hours to start working, which is why it is important to take one in the morning or earlier on during the day if the situation that will make you anxious is planned for later in the day.


Side effects of Propranolol SR:

Like any other medicine, propranolol SR comes with the risk some side effects, but not everybody will experience them. Some of the side effects that this medication can cause are more common than others, but if you suffer any side effects which cause concern, you should get in touch with your GP or doctor as soon as possible. Some side effects include:

  • Coldness in fingers and toes
  • Nausea
  • Dry eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Diarrhoea
  • Heart failure
  • Skin rash
  • Easily bruising or bleeding
  • Confusion
  • Breathlessness
  • Worsened blood circulation
  • Low blood glucose levels
  • Impotence
  • Alopecia
  • Sleep disturbances and nightmares
  • Purple spots on skin
  • Excessive sweating

If you suffer any of these side effects, you should stop taking propranolol SR immediately and contact your GP or doctor.


Other health conditions and Propranolol SR:

Always ask a doctor before using Propranolol to ensure that it is the correct treatment for you. As with all medicines, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in propranolol SR you should avoid using the medication. In the case of an allergic reaction to this medication, you should immediately stop using it and contact your GP.

If you have any of the following health conditions you should avoid using propranolol SR:


  • Allergic to propranolol SR or any of the ingredients in it
  • Kidney problems
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnant
  • Breast feeding
  • Heart failure
  • Heart problems
  • Slow or uneven heart rate
  • Asthma or breathing issues
  • Liver problems
  • Extremely low blood sugar
  • 2nd or 3rd degree heart blocks
  • COPD
  • Allergies to insect stings
  • Severe blood circulation problems
  • Shock caused by heart problems


As well as interacting with many health conditions, propranolol SR is also known to interact with some medications. If you are taking any of the following medications contact your GP before taking propranolol SR:

  • Adrenaline
  • Ibuprofen
  • Warfarin
  • Lacidpine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Disopyramine
  • Quinidine
  • Theophylline
  • Rifampicin
  • Nislodipine
  • Indometacin
  • Cimetidine
  • Barbiturates

Because of the interaction with these and many other medications, it is recommended that you should consult your doctor before taking propranolol SR when taking any of these medication at the same time. The doctor could suggest another kind of medication, or even suggest therapy to help with your anxiety.


Where can I buy Propranolol SR?

You can buy Propranolol SR online safely through MedsRUs. Propranolol SR is a prescription only medication meaning that you cannot buy the medication over the counter from supermarkets or pharmacies. If you did not want to go to the hassle of making an appointment and visiting your doctor for a face to face consultation, you can arrange a consultation online with MedsRUs to get a prescription for Propranolol SR within minutes.

During this quick and easy process, you simply have to fill in our patient questionnaire by answering a few short questions. Our certified prescribers will then check it over to see if this medication is right for you and your condition. Once the prescribers have confirmed it is the right treatment, you will be provided with a prescription and the medication will be dispensed immediately and sent directly to you.

Our service is completely discreet and confidential, and you can order the medication you need without even having to leave your house.