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Dr. Aaron Wiegmann
Dr. Wiegmann earned his medical degree (M.D.) from Rush Medical College and completed his General Surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital. He has a Master's Degree (M.S.) in clinical research and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles.
March 29, 2021
Yes, Propranolol can be purchased online with a valid prescription – which can also be attained online.
EverydayDr recommends PlushCare for all your online prescription needs. Their doctors commonly write prescriptions for Propranolol and can discuss if the medication is right for you during a video consultation. Book an appointment to get Propranolol online here.
Propranolol is a beta-blocker and is used to treat:
Propranolol has been discovered to have other uses as well.
While Propranolol was first developed to treat cardiovascular disease it “soon became the clinician’s armamentarium to manage a wide range of other conditions. Propranolol is very effective in managing symptoms caused by sympathetic hyperactivity associated with anxiety disorders, hyperthyroidism, and pheochromocytoma” states the National Library of Medicine.
Like any prescription medication, Propranolol can cause some side effects. Most people do not experience severe side effects while taking Propranolol.
When starting Propranolol, you may notice mild symptoms such as:
Contact your doctor if these problems persist or become worse.
It is normal to notice cold hands and feet, as this medication can reduce blood flow to your extremities. Dress warmly and refrain from smoking, as this can exacerbate the issue.
Serious complications are infrequent, but be sure to contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
Allergic reaction to Propranolol is also infrequent, but do seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Propranolol:
Be aware that this medication can cause changes in blood sugar and heart failure in some patients. Rare but severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) can occur with Propranolol. Be sure that you are aware of allergic reaction signs and possible severe side effects, and call for medical assistance if you notice these after taking Propranolol.
Do make sure that your dentist and any specialists know that you are taking this medication before performing any medical procedures.
Propranolol can cause some people to become less alert after taking it. Do not operate heavy machinery or engage in any dangerous activities if you notice a change in alertness levels.
Communicate with your doctor when starting Propranolol, and be sure to report any changes you notice. Do not stop or change the dosage of Propranolol without the express recommendation of your doctor. If coming off this medication, it must be done under your doctor’s supervision, as stopping suddenly may cause adverse effects.
Propranolol can add to the effects of any central nervous system depressants such as:
While on Propranolol, check with your doctor before taking any of these medications.
Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any other medicines. This includes prescription or over-the-counter medications or vitamin supplements.
Dosage for Propranolol is dependent upon which condition the medication is meant to treat.
Hypertension: The usual initial adult dose for hypertension (high blood pressure) is:
Arrhythmias: For arrhythmias in adults:
Myocardial infarctions: For myocardial infarctions in adults:
Beta-blockers like Propranolol are a popular “off-label” choice to combat intermittent anxiety attacks or performance anxiety symptoms.
They have a nearly immediate effect when used for situational anxiety, blocking the “fight or flight” reaction. This is similar to benzodiazepines; however, long-term use of those drugs can cause serious addiction problems, giving beta-blockers like Propranolol a unique advantage for situational anxiety patients.
Another typical anxiety medication is Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. They are used for more of a long-term solution to anxiety, not helping short-term bursts of panic. Beta-blockers like Propranolol are a lower-risk solution to situation anxiety attacks that may prevent a person from participating in life events.
Performance anxiety can strike as an experience of overwhelming stress before participating in specific situations. These situations can depend on the person and may include any of the following:
People who suffer from situation performance anxiety go into a “fight or flight” response during or before these situations.
This can cause one or more of the following symptoms:
Experiencing these symptoms can be a real problem when necessary for livelihood or even for pleasure. Not treating situational anxiety may cause a patient to withdraw from life.
Propranolol is an excellent alternative for these brief bursts of anxiety. It works in the short term, with few side effects, and with a lower possibility of addiction. Propranolol is not approved by the FDA specifically for anxiety, but is prescribed “off- label” by some physicians as a short-term solution.
To have propranolol prescribed online, first make a virtual appointment with a physician. Our partners at PlushCare can connect you to a qualified online doctor available for a same day appointment.
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and take a complete health history. If they decide that propranolol is the right medication for you, they can send a prescription directly to your pharmacy.
From this point, many pharmacies offer online purchasing plans. Propranolol can be delivered to your door on a predetermined schedule to ensure consistent supply. If you experience any medical changes, side effects, or new symptoms, be sure to contact your doctor.
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